Tajikistan: Singer Praising Putin Draws Anger · Global Voices

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Tajikistan

Tajik singer Tolibjon Kurbonkhonov is an Internet star. Hundreds of thousands of people have watched his three videos (see below) uploaded this year on YouTube, and he is now a frequent guest on television talk shows in Russia.

Yet, despite his quick rise to prominence, the singer does not have many fans in Tajikistan. Most of people who have heard of Kurbonkhonov in his home country either think he is a “jester” or despise him. The reason for this are the young star’s songs which extol the virtues of an unlikely hero, Russian president Vladimir Putin.

via Tajikistan: Singer Praising Putin Draws Anger · Global Voices.

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