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Mirror of Creativity of Turkmen Craftswomen

Each monument of antiquity (tangible or intangible culture) left on the Turkmen land is a trace of our ancestors, a silent witness of the past. One of the four types of the world's oldest carpets found by archaeologists in the Pazyryk mounds in Altai (mid-I millennium BC) and now stored at the Hermitage (Russian Federation) is felt mat. All the peoples of Central Asia and Kazakhstan were engaged in the making of felt articles. In a number of cases, the Turkmen felt mat has preserved ancient patterns – symbols that can help specialists, ethnographers, archaeologists and art historians, understand the culture of distant ancestors – more clearly than a carpet.

In Compliance with High World Standards

Today, the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources are among the critical global issues. One of the major challenges facing the international community is environmental management in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Oil- and gas-rich Turkmenistan is actively developing the rich hydrocarbon deposits, including those located in the Caspian Sea, taking a principled and responsible position: to regulate economic activities for any hydrocarbon project, from production to the gas and petrochemical industry, with strict environmental criteria and environmental safety requirements. Seeking to enhance the innovative and technological potential of oil and gas exploration, the Government of Turkmenistan is intensifying partnerships with the well-known foreign companies. The Turkmen state has built the necessary economic and legal frameworks for foreign businesses to operate in an enabling investment environment.

Happy Childhood – the Wealth of the Country

In his Address to the children and people of independent neutral Turkmenistan on International Children’s Day, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasised, “To achieve the objectives of the Programme ‘The Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State: The National Programme of the Socioeconomic Development of Turkmenistan for 2022–2052’, the activities of educational institutions will be improved with the aim of raising healthy, diligent and patriotic generations, bringing up and training them, strengthening their physical and spiritual health and promoting early childhood development. Kindergartens and schools equipped in compliance with international standards will continue to be built.” In this context, the protection of the rights of the child is the priority and crucial task of the state. The Basic Law, the provisions of which underlie all other legal acts, ensures the protection of the rights and interests of the child in our country. The Constitution proclaims the principles of the legal status of an individual and a citizen, that is, the fundamentals that ensure that the child enjoy all the rights. These principles determine the features of the status of the child and are applied to all, without exception, the rights of the child as an individual and citizen, not only set forth in the Constitution, but also enshrined in national laws. The constitutional provisions on the

New “Stars” Lighted on Domestic Sky

The final of the main children’s song and music contest of our country “Garaşsyzlygyň Merjen Däneleri”, devoted to the 31st anniversary of state independence this year, showed the incredible intensity of emotion. Eighteen talented young artists, who won all the qualifying rounds of the contest that in total brought together more than a thousand gifted children from all the regions of our country, performed on the unique stage of Nowruz Ýaýlasy, in the spacious yurt “Türkmeniň ak öýi” in the Ahal valley.

Fashion Week 2022 Held in the Capital City

The Autumn Fashion Week, organised under the auspices of the Secretariat of the National Commission of Turkmenistan for UNESCO, has come to an end in the Turkmen capital. During the event, the best designers of the Fashion House showed their collections. This is the first time that such an event was held in our country. It took place within the framework of the festival “Ashgabat – City of Design: 2022 Fashion Week”. Dozens of designers from the capital, including young fashion designers striking the most demanding audience with their creativity, showed their exclusive works.

Rare Specimens of Minerals as a Gift

The geological scientific and educational collection of Magtymguly TSU has been replenished with a new showcase, where rare specimens of minerals from a private collection are exhibited – this is a gift to the University from the teacher, Candidate of Geology and Mineralogy and head of the museum Anatoly Bushmakin. The uniqueness of the new exhibits lies in their beauty, unique form and rare occurrence in nature of such forms, combinations and patterns in stone. Some items were found on the territory of Turkmenistan. The rest is from different parts of Eurasia, Russia, the Kola Peninsula in particular, and the Caucasus. There is native copper from the Urals, lazurite from the Pamirs, salt from Karabogaz Köl, all kinds of fossilised forms of marine organisms, concretions – a mineral outgrowth around an organic base, and secretions – residual holes in a rock, inside which crystals of quartz, barite, or calcite, called geodes, develop, native sulphur, witherite, gypsum, selenite, Ural malachite and ... Turkmen malachite. Yes, do not be surprised, according to the geologist, there are five manifestations of this stone in the country, including those in Koytendag. Visitors can also see semi-precious lazurite, sintered forms from the karst caves of the Kapkutan system (Koytendag etrap), quartz geodes from the Tuarkyr upland and the mountains of the Great Balkhan, which

Preserving National Cultural Heritage

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State under the leadership of our esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the socio-political, socioeconomic, cultural and spiritual development is gaining new momentum in independent neutral Turkmenistan. Today, special attention in modern society is paid to the wide-scale study, popularisation and preservation of the national cultural and intangible heritage of the Turkmen people. This is illustrated by fruitful cooperation of our country with UNESCO – the specialised agency of the United Nations for education, science and culture. Turkmenistan became a full member of UNESCO on August 17, 1993, by ratifying the relevant document in London, which is expanding every year. In May, the Turkmen delegation took part in the 8th meeting of the National Commissions for UNESCO of the member countries of the International Organisation of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY), which took place in Bursa (Republic of Türkiye). This ancient city is the 2022 Cultural Capital of the Turkic World. This meeting plays a major role in promoting and preserving the tangible and intangible cultural wealth of the Turkic peoples. The participants discussed key aspects of multilateral cooperation on the UNESCO platform and outlined an action plan on preparation for the 30th anniversary of TURKSOY, which is being celebrated in 2023.

The Start of the Traditional Action

On the first day of autumn, the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan hosted a conference devoted to the campaign “Road safety is the peace of our life”, which started for a month. The event was attended by employees of ministries, departments and public organisations, members of the Interdepartmental Coordination Commission (ICC) on road safety issues, and representatives of the media. The initiative to hold the action, the main goal of which is to ensure road safety and to prevent road traffic injuries is known to belong to our Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and has been held for many years from the first to the thirtieth of September. The efforts of the state in this area are an integral part of social policy. At the Conference, in particular, it was emphasised that the entire road transport infrastructure in our country included a well-thought-out system of intersections regulated by traffic lights, bridges, underpasses, parking lots and others. On a mandatory basis, next to children’s educational establishments and places of mass gatherings of people, traffic police officers are on duty. At the same time, much attention is paid to increasing the awareness of people, especially children and adolescents, in matters of road safety, and targeted work is being carried out to educate them in a conscious and principled attitude to observing safety r

In the Expanses of the Karakum Desert

The largest arid zone in Central Asia and the second largest in the world after the Sahara is the Karakum Desert. Unlike the Arabian and other deserts devoid of vegetation, it is mostly covered with tree and shrub vegetation, or desert forests, which form a kind of ecosystem with their natural and climatic features and biological diversity. Vegetation cover has largely retained its natural character, the constant renewal of which shows the adaptive properties of ecosystems and their ability to withstand the effects of climate change. In this regard, work on environment protection, the rational use of the natural resources of the desert and the reduction of the impact of anthropogenic factors continues.

Change of seasons: attention to health!

Lead a healthy lifestyle. Observe the regime of the day – the alternation of sleep and wakefulness, nutrition and walks. Proper nutrition: Eat more foods containing vitamins A, B and C.

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: The Primary Objective is to Form a Generation With a Broad Worldview

  The Head of State Attends the VII Congress of Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan The next, VII Congress of Magtymguly Youth Organisation of Turkmenistan was held at the Mekan Palace in the capital city. The Forum, timed to coincide with the 31st anniversary of the sacred independence of the Motherland, was attended by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

The Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Acquaints Himself With the State of Affairs in the Avaza National Tourism Zone

On the instructions of the President of the country, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov acquainted himself with the state of affairs in the Avaza national tourism zone. There, on the initiative of Arkadag, a man-made river, which contributed to the formation of a climate favourable for human health in the resort area, was created. This is another evidence that all-round care for the health and good rest of citizens is a priority of the state policy.

President Serdar BERDIMUHAMEDOV: “Sport is a Source of Health and Harmony”

Honouring the Winners of International Tournaments Takes Place in Ashgabat On behalf of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a ceremony was held in the Turkmen capital to honour athletes who had won prizes in recent major international competitions – the 7th Children of Asia International Sports Games, held in the city of Vladivostok, Russian Federation, and the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in the city of Konya of the Republic of Türkiye.

In the Spotlight – Health and Status of Women

The event, marking the release of the first ever National Sample Survey “Health and Status of Women in the Family in Turkmenistan” by the Government of Turkmenistan, took place in the conference hall of the Ýyldyz Hotel. The international partners of the Government of Turkmenistan – the UN agencies, the European Union and the British Embassy to Turkmenistan have provided comprehensive support in conducting the National Survey. The survey data will be used to monitor and accelerate national progress on Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and to identify strategies for the prevention of and response to gender-based violence at various levels, in line with the National Action Plan on Gender Equality for 2021–2025.

New Pop Stars Shine

A large-scale music and signing show that had been held throughout the country ended last weekend. The final round of the anniversary, 30th Ýaňlan, Diýarym! TV Contest of talented young performers took place in the amphitheatre of the Ashgabat Song and Music Centre in the capital city on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the sacred independence of Turkmenistan. An increasing number of gifted representatives of the younger generation participate in the contest every year. Hundreds of performers from all over the country took part in the qualifying round. Twelve performers were qualified to the final of the competition. They presented their bright vocal performances in different genres. It was very difficult to choose the best soloists, whose skills deserve the highest marks.

Important Starts for Unarmed Self-Defence Sportsmen

Along with other sports, special attention in our country is paid to the development of martial arts. Great work is being done to train masters of unarmed self-defence and combat unarmed self-defence. This sport is on the list of international competitions planned to hold in our country. Unarmed self-defence (sambo) took a worthy place in the programme of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, held in the Turkmen capital in 2017. The competitions showed that this sport is of great interest both on the international arena and in our country. The achievements of the Turkmen unarmed self-defence sportsmen at the Asian Games-2017 became a triumph of the policy pursued by Turkmenistan in the field of sports.

Galkynysh Esports to Perform at the e-Sports World Championships

The national selection for the DOTA 2 discipline for the World e-Sports Championships, which will be held under the auspices of the International e-Sports Federation (IESF), has ended. In total, 21 Turkmen teams took part in the qualifying tournament. The four best gamers’ teams in the country met in the playoffs of the tournament to compete for the opportunity to represent Turkmenistan at the World e-Sports Championship. The first game of the semi-final was between AT Cybersport and Jelly Fish. AT Cybersport turned out to be head and shoulders stronger and left no chance for the opponents, winning with a score of 2:0.

Strengthening the Health of the First-Grader

The traditional bustle in the last days of August does not allow children and their parents to relax. Children are growing and now they have to go to school. Do we need to prepare for school and how to do it? This question inevitably arises before parents. The development of all physical qualities of the future first-grader suçh as agility, endurance, flexibility and speed require attention. Endurance is closely related to efficiency – a quality without which success in any activity is impossible. It is also necessary for our future student. Very carefully you need to monitor the posture of the child. During classes, when playing games and at the table, do not forget to remind the child how to sit at the table correctly. Especially pay attention to the fact that the back of the child, when sitting, touches the back of the chair, and the forearms lie freely on the table. Daylight should fall on the left, then the shadow from the hand will not lie on the notebook. Put a table lamp on the left, the light should not be scattered – prepare a lamp, the power of the light bulb should be 40–60 watts. How to determine the most optimal distance from the eyes to a notebook or book? The fingertips of the child’s hand, when placed the arm on the elbow, should freely reach the temple – if these parameters are observed, visual fatigue will be minimal.

The President of Turkmenistan acquainted himself with the situation at new construction sites of the capital

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov flew around the capital city, acquainting himself from the helicopter with the complex work, being carried out there, and with projects for further improving the social infrastructure of Ashgabat. During the flight, the head of state paid close attention to the state of affairs at urban construction sites, the implementation of large-scale reforms, aimed at the dynamic socioeconomic development of the capital, and the measures taken to improve its environmental conditions.

The Leaders of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan participate in the ceremony of opening new facilities

The Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Chairwoman of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh G. Mammedova took part in the ceremony of opening a new complex of buildings of the Economic Directorate of the Security, Defence and Law-Enforcement Agencies under the State Frontier Service of Turkmenistan. This event has become another eloquent evidence of the targeted measures taken in the country to upgrade and improve the material and technical base of the Armed Forces, including the Frontier Troops of Turkmenistan and to create proper conditions for the service and life of military personnel.