Somoni, what do you think?

Ismoil Somoni is the father of the Tajik nation. His statue is displayed prominently throughout the country and the name of the Tajik currency is the somoni. His reign as emir of Transoxiana (892–907) and Khorasan saw the emergence of the Samanids – a Sunni Iranian people – as a powerful force.

In the background of this photo is the Palace of Nations, built by Emomali Rahmon, President of the nation since November 1994 and most likely will be far into the future judging by the tight grip he has on power.

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