Photograph by Andy Ignatov, in GVO’s great rundown of what happened in Crimea 69 years ago and earlier this week.
Discover ZAMAAAN – YOUR PASSPORT TO THE PAST
Curated Middle Eastern nostalgia
See the full post over at Mashallah News
Tehran, Iran, 1880s.
ALERT ALERT WHO WERE THE QAJARS
(Zamaan is quickly becoming my new favorite Tumblr)
Major Adolph Dalanay, who is named ADOLPH FREAKIN’ DALANAY, is a Liberian bureaucrat. For more bureaucrats, click on this link to Jan Banning’s photography.
Mohammad Reza Shajarian absolutely kills it for NPR Tiny Desk
At the same time, a grassroots campaign was launched to nominate as a presidential candidate Zyazikov’s predecessor, Afghan war veteran and retired General Ruslan Aushev. Aushev initially said he would not run, but after 50,672 signatures were collected in his support (more than the 49,200 votes Zyazikov received in Ingushetia’s last direct presidential election in 2002), he formally stated on April 16 that he considers he has a moral obligation to participate in the ballot.
The Kremlin, however, has apparently decided to keep Yevkurov as Republic of Ingushetia head despite his stated objection to a differentiated approach to direct elections. The most likely explanation is that Yevkurov is regarded as a necessary counterweight to Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov. The two men are embroiled in an acrimonious dispute over the border between their respective republics, with both laying claim to the Sunzha district.