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James Lomax

James Lomax works in oil.

Diary: In Ashgabat

James Lomax, 30 July 2020

Monument to Gur­banguly Berdimuhamedow, the president of Turkmenistan, in Ashgabat, 2015

Iwassitting next to a Coca-Cola sales exec on the flight to Ashgabat. ‘I hope you’ve got the right-sized photo,’ he said. ‘If you haven’t …’ He gave a short, sharp whistle through his teeth and jerked his thumb backwards: ‘Home you will...

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