From RFE/RL: Tajikistan's President Imomali Rakhmonov has ordered all civil registry offices to drop the Slavic "-ov" and "-ev" from the end of newborn babies' surnames, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reported. The announcement by the presidential press service came a week after Rakhmonov said he wanted to return to the traditional version of his name. Local media have since begun calling the president "Rakhmon."
Do you think Rakhmon will take over as the crazy leader in Central Asia? I so miss the Bashi.