Nahili Samurai

Commodity versus genuine in Turkmenistan | October 6, 2007

Commodity checklist:

  • If you prefer Russian, smoke, drink, date.
  • If you import Toyota cars from Dubai, or drive those taxis.
  • If you watch Russian TV.
  • If you dress a la Ashgabat (either official or like a drunk DJ)

Genuine checklist:

  • If you despise average/bureaucratic/official
  • If you usually don’t watch TV
  • If you read
  • If you believe in future of Turkmenistan

Somehow foreigners prefer to talk to commodity. Maybe because it’s easier to understand culturally closer people. Why bother talking to Asians in an Asian country 😀
Just go talk with some Russian-Western-minded people, and make up your mind about Turkmenistan.

What a stupid, boring drag…

P.S. This post is about sources of media, & nothing else.


Posted in Innovative News


  1. Hi Nahili, 🙂
    First of all, good and interesting blog!

    Secondly, can the person whose mother tongue is Russian, believe in future of Turkmenistan, and care about it?

    I am around! 😉

    Comment by Jonathan — October 6, 2007 @ 1:54 pm

  2. It’s all about attitude, not nationality or blood. There are many (too many) of 100% pureblood Turkmens who are Russian-Western-minded.

    Now tell me honestly, can the country grow stronger if it relies on these people? Or will it become dependent on West or Russia?

    Why should I like these people or whatever they say in the media? The’re ruining our reputation and our work.
    Why foreigners always report their story, and never our story?

    Comment by nahili — October 8, 2007 @ 4:31 am

  3. Unfortunately, it is such a time now that to get education for a citizen of a 3rd world country u will need to use either of the “Big” countries’ language. Thus each of us is “Some Country”-minded.
    The way I like at it is “People with faith in God” can be trusted and relied. How to measure it, need to check how he applies the rules into his life!

    Comment by Jonathan — October 8, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  4. You’re right!
    Maybe I’m right as well. I guess we’re talking different things here…

    You would probably understand me better if you visited Turkmenistan 😀

    Comment by Nahili — October 8, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

  5. oh, johnny

    you do not knoweth what you talketh abouteth. sorry for my blunt conclusion but it’s true. Look at most western articles about Turkmenistan, they’re all looking at Turkmenistan from a minority eye, don’t get me wrong I love Russian people and i don’t have anything against them, but that’s the sad truth. and we do not intend to give up our language and identity just because our country is smaller than some countries

    Comment by toni — October 8, 2007 @ 8:31 pm

  6. hi everybody…wasupp’ “Nahili BRO”? long time…

    future of the Turkmenistan…

    in order to do sth with bigger area, we should start with smaller area.

    in fact, society with many nations and different languages can be used as a support to reach a glorious future…of course, if u cant use it, then u will face the problems like in Malaysia…

    one of the guys told me abt this case in the airport in Ashgabat.

    Russian guy, working for army of turkmenistan(not sure abt his rank) came from somewhere.he started to look for a taxi. the problem is he had little money. so he wanted to negotiate with one of the taxi-drivers. At last one of the drivers agreed to go for that money. at that moment another taxi-driver shouted at the 1st one:”ors kapyr ucin bahany dusuryan dami?” surprisingly, the russian guy could understand turkmen language and he replied:”Orsam bolsam, Turkmenitany sence soyyandirin.” without any ACCENT. 2nd driver was really ashamed of his words…


    Comment by samuel — October 9, 2007 @ 6:18 am

  7. Have to repeat myself:

    It’s all about attitude, not nationality or blood. There are many (too many) of 100% pureblood Turkmens who are Russian-Western-minded.

    Which means: there are people who look down on their own language, traditions and country, without difference in nationality.

    Please read carefully.

    Comment by Nahili — October 9, 2007 @ 12:23 pm

  8. What I think about being Turkmen… I am Turkmen. Pure blood. Proud as one of those teke horses. But damit if I bend inside out to afford to support my folks back at home. So that they do not have to slave for their own turkmens. You see, we have a major problem here. We do not remember where we come from when we suddenly become a big d*** in Turkmenistan. Can’t phrase it well but you must know what I am trying to say. If you suddenly got a 1st class ticket on the train, would you give a dump about your compatriots eating sardines? No, you in fact won’t even remember where you came from. So here is for my attitude. We have lice among us. On us. So why not p****r up and kiss that average Joe. Joe is better than your fat-*** esh**.

    Comment by turkmen-woman — October 18, 2007 @ 1:19 am

  9. Don’t you think this is the wrong address for your criticism? I’m not rich, I’m not powerful, I’m not enslaving anyone.

    And I try to help my compatriots as much as I can. For example by building free websites for some Turkmen organizations.

    If you think stereotyping helps, then I dunno. Usually it’s just narrow-minded.

    Comment by Nahili — October 18, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

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