ZARGHAR, Tajikistan — Arranged marriages of partners who possess never ever met are typical in rural Tajikistan. Nevertheless the 27 wedding of village schoolteacher Saidsho Asrorov’s to Marjona Hudoidodova is highly unusual august.
Their wedding had been arranged within just one week on purchases for the nation’s autocratic ruler.
President Emomali Rahmon had been visiting Tajikistan’s southwestern Khatlon area on August 16 whenever Asrorov, a 23-year-old history instructor, offered a speech praising “the first choice of this nation and founder of comfort in Tajikistan.”
Asrorov indicated appreciation to Rahmon for their part in “supporting training as well as the upbringing associated with the young generation” and recited their own verses of Tajik poetry (see movie below) to honor Rahmon, a previous Soviet apparatchik that has governed Tajikistan since 1992.
Duly impressed — and notwithstanding the kowtowing that routinely moves from their hang on energy — Rahmon asked Asrorov if he had been hitched.
Asrorov, that would struggle on their paltry teacher’s income to pay for a”bride that is traditional” to your moms and dads of the next partner, reacted which he had been solitary.
“I happened to be concerned and excited within my message,” Asrorov told RFE/RL on 22 august. “The president asked me personally about my life and family members. Continue reading