Tuesday, January 4, 2011


According to the BBC Russian Service the Kyrgyz Prime Minister, Almazbek Atambayev has signed an instruction that has gone to the Parliament for ratification (a great way of doing things) that will name of one the hitherto unnamed peaks in the Tian Shan range of mountains after Vladimir Putin the Russian Prime Minister. Make what you will of it. But one can't help wondering how soon Kyrgyzstan will be Kirghizia again? Here is the story in English on Indian Express.


  1. If you Google "Many Years Vladimir, Servant of God" you will find a tribute to Putin from the time of his presidency which practically makes him Tsar. So having a mountain named after him is pretty small potatoes!

  2. I understand it is not a particularly high peak either.