Nature and nation

Nature and its beauties serve as the first source of inspiration for the daily needs and essential interests of humanity. A clean, comfortable environment provides the key opportunities for the human health, for the development of talents and life, and for the increase in life expectancy. The mass tree-planting campaigns represent a modern continuation of national customs and ancient horticultural traditions related to the wise approach to natural resources, which contributes to the close relationships between the environment and society.

Sing, Dutar!

The video presentation of the song Saýra, Dutar! (Sing, Dutar!) by the Turkmen authors took place in the concert hall of the Mukams Palace of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan. It brought together musicians from the Turkic-speaking countries via videoconference, who performed this composition in a unified creative impulse. The initiator of the flash mob of musicians is the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan. As the self-explanatory title of the song implies, the flash mob is dedicated to the recent significant event in the cultural life of our country – the inclusion of dutar making craftsmanship and traditional music performing art combined with singing in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The dutar has been the foundation of spiritual life of the Turkmen people over many centuries, which is why it is called one of the symbols of Turkmenistan. They cried and rejoiced, experienced hard times and celebrated holidays to its melodies. The performers of destans – baghshis enjoy tremendous respect of the people, and the names of many of them live among the people to this day.

Turk­me­nis­tan-Unesco: co-ope­ra­tion in the cul­tu­ral-hu­ma­nis­tic sys­tem

Hu­ma­nism be­gins from the cul­tu­re and tra­di­tions of peop­le. Our Na­tio­nal Lea­der no­tes: «The roots fee­ding the best tra­di­tions of hu­ma­nism live in cul­tu­re». Po­pu­la­ri­zing our na­tio­nal he­ri­ta­ge in the world space, in con­necti­on with it wi­de­ning of in­ter­na­tio­nal re­la­tions in the sys­tem of hu­ma­nism are the pri­ma­ry trends of the sta­te po­licy. At pre­sent, a special at­ten­tion is pa­id to deep­ly stu­dying of the rich his­to­ry and the na­tio­nal he­ri­ta­ge of the Turk­men peop­le. Every na­tion ma­na­ging to int­ro­duce their na­tio­nal he­ri­ta­ge in­to the list of the values of hu­ma­ni­ty leaves de­served trace in the his­to­ry. Wi­de op­por­tu­ni­ties are crea­ted to stu­dy on the scien­ti­fic ba­sis, to col­lect, to po­pu­la­ri­ze our ma­te­rial and spi­ri­tual values in­he­ri­ted by our ances­tors. Du­ring ma­ny cen­tu­ries crea­ting ma­te­rial and spi­ri­tual values our peop­le ma­ke a great cont­ri­bu­tion to the world cul­tu­re.

The art, the melodies of which spread in the world

Inscribing the workmanship of making dutar, the two-stringed Turkmen musical instrument, playing melodies on it and the art of bagshy, the Turkmen musician and singer on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO became an important historical event. This Resolution was unanimously adopted on 13-18 December of 2021 at the 16th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Paris and the origin of corresponding Certificate was delivered on the 30th of January of this year from UNESCO. In the Epoch of Might Happiness as a result of efforts of our He­ro Ar­ka­dag carefully preserving our national heritage is one of the primary trends of the state policy. Complex of works on studying and popularizing the art of music of our people are carried out in our country. Developing scientific relations, wide co-operation with foreign scientific centres and the international structures in this trend, including UNESCO is one of the important trends.

The presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan in Armenian was held

On March 16, 2022, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov «Traditions of Turkmen Statehood» in Armenian language was held at the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The event was attended by rectors, faculty and students of the capital's universities, editors and journalists of local media, as well as representatives of the Republic of Armenia via videoconferencing.

Presentation of the book of the President in English and Russian was held at the IMO of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

On March 14, 2022, the presentation of the book of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov «The Bright Path to Prosperity» in English and Russian was held in the conference hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The event was attended by rectors, faculty and students of the country's universities, heads and employees of diplomatic missions and representative offices of international organizations in Turkmenistan, representatives of local media.

Casting of actors for a film about Magtymguly has opened

   «7/», № 09 (92), 28.02.2022. The association «Turkmenfilm» named after Oguzkhan announced a casting for a new short film. The film project called «Istärin» will tell about the life and fate of the classic of Turkmen literature, poet and philosopher Magtymguly Fragi.

Turkmen filmmakers are making a film about national values

 «7/», № 06 (89), 07.02.2022. The creative association «Turkmenfilm» named after Oguzhan is preparing to release a new short film called «Gyzyl kürte».

Turkmen alabay is a popular hero of artistic plots

Since ancient times, the image of the Turkmen alabay, distinguished by such noble qualities as fearlessness, masculinity, devotion, reliability and fidelity, has been embodied in the ornaments of carpet products, felt mats and other types of decorative and applied arts. Their fragments were found within the territory of a number of historical and cultural monuments located in different parts of our country, including Altyndepe, Pessejikdepe, Nisa, Hazarekdepe and Paryzdepe. During the years of state independence, the work of coryphaei and young artists is based on universal humanistic ideas and the national origins of the Turkmen people. Due to these principles, the image of the Turkmen alabay is vividly presented in modern arts, being depicted in different genres and styles.

Cultural properties of world significance – wealth of the ancient Turkmen land

Ashgabat Hosts a Thematic International Scientific and Practical Conference and Exhibition In the Turkmen capital, on the initiative of President ­Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the International Scientific and Practical Conference entitled “Turkmen Land – the Centre of Cultural Values of World Popularity” was held.