TIL that Saparmurat Niyazov, the former President of Turkmenistan made a number of bizarre Decrees and Laws, including abolishing the native language word for bread and replacing it with his mother’s name, banning opera & ballet and banishing dogs from the capital city because of their odor.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saparmurat_Niyazov#Decrees_and_laws

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