Sunday, July 06, 2014
Kyrgyzstan Unveils Statue of Former Communist Leader
They just unveiled a statue in Osh to Absamat Masaliyev the head of the Communist Party in Kyrgyzstan from 1985 until his death in 2004 except for a brief period from April to August 1991. He was the second to last First Secretary of the Communist Party in the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic before the break up of the USSR. This has been the big news story on television tonight. For some reason it made me think of this.