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Healing Root at All Times

Speaking at one of the sittings of the Cabinet of Ministers, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov called upon scientists and health professionals “to take a science-based approach to using medicinal plants, including those that grow in our land and should be studied thoroughly.” Many regions of Turkmenistan (Kopetdag, Great Balkhan and Small Balkhan, Koytendag) abound in valuable species of medicinal plants. Liquorice (buyan in Turkmen, Glycyrrhiza glabra in Latin) has a special place among a huge number of useful wild plants that grow in the Amudarya valley. It is also known as liquorice root and Glycyrrhiza glandulifera. The liquorice plant is an herbaceous perennial legume.

Personal Hygiene Rules

Hygiene is an extremely comprehensive concept. It includes the regime of working and rest conditions, rational nutrition, adherence to the rules of body care, use of hygiene products and much more. Personal hygiene is a set of rules for human behaviour in everyday life or at work. In the narrow sense, it is hygienic maintenance of body, clothing and household items. Violation of personal hygiene requirements can negatively affect the health of not only one person, but also of large groups of people (team, family, members of various communities).

To the Glory of Turkmenistan

Training sessions of Turkmen weightlifters from the men and women’s national teams, who are preparing for the qualifying competitions of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan) postponed to 2021, resumed in the last days of December last year. Our weightlifters improve their skills at the Ashgabat Olympic Complex that offers the conditions conducive to training. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made sure of that during his recent visit to the main sports facility of Turkmenistan. The ambitious Olympic Complex project was initiated and approved by the leader of the nation, who adheres to a healthy lifestyle and makes regular hiking, horse riding and cycling tours at the foothills, setting a good example for talented Turkmen youth. With putting into operation the sports facility, which has no analogue in Central Asia, Ashgabat became one of the most popular cities in the world to host major international tournaments. This inspired our athletes to much better performance at sports competitions, which profoundly contributed to their outstanding results.

Peace through development

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV: “Peace, security and development in Central Asia directly depend on the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan. Turkmenistan has a clear and invariable position: there is no alternative to the negotiation process.”

“Our common goal is to make the Region of Central Asia a Model of Safety, Stability and Wellbeing,”

– such a task is set by the Ambassador Natalia Gherman, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General, Head of the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia. NT: “In what priority areas does the Regional Centre provide support to the Central Asian countries? And how do you assess the results achieved?”

On Guard of People's Health Turkmenistan Registers the Sputnik V Vaccine

The level of healthcare development is one of the main indicators of the quality of life of the population in any country and effectiveness of its state model and social policy. Indeed, in this area, there are the main postulates that give activities of the state a human dimension, a value content determined by the concept that “People’s health is the country’s wealth”, the leader of the nation Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasises. The Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan has registered the Sputnik V vaccine developed by the scientists of Gamaleya Research Centre with the support of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and has issued the corresponding certificate.

Prevention of Seasonal ARVI

• Be adherents of a healthy lifestyle: get enough sleep, eat right and fully, make the right daily routine and do physical activity and sports • Strictly and completely follow the rules of hygiene

Remarkable Achievements of the Motherland

In Turkmenistan, many important social, cultural and industrial facilities were put into operation in 2020 the motto of which was “Turkmenistan – the Home of Neutrality”. The Homeland of Neutrality

Relying on the Neutral Status

At present, taking into account new modern challenges, the purposeful and far-sighted policy of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov based on the principles of neutrality and aimed at ensuring of peace, trust and harmony at the global and regional levels, is becoming increasingly important. The enormous demand for such policy is evidenced by the unanimous adoption of the Resolutions “2021 – International Year of Peace and Trust” and “The Role and Significance of the Policy of Neutrality in Maintaining and Strengthening International Peace, Security and the Process of Sustainable Development” at the UN General Assembly sessions on the initiative of our country. The establishment of peace and trust is exactly what humanity needs most of all at present, because today these two inseparable concepts are becoming the main condition for cooperation and development. The policy of neutrality of Turkmenistan is based on these simple and rather obvious postulates.

Schoolchildren – Prize-Winners of the International Mathematics Olympiad

A representative team of Turkmen schoolchildren successfully competed at the annual, this time the VII, Iranian Geometry Olympiad – IGO, which was organised at the end 2020 in the Internet format. In total, more than five hundred schoolchildren from 49 countries of the world took part in this International Olympiad. Its results were summed up a few days ago. This math competition was held in three categories: primary, secondary and higher, which corresponded to the age groups of the Olympians, including schoolchildren from the seventh to the twelfth grade. According to the terms of the competition, participants in each category were asked to solve five tasks of a high degree of complexity, and they were given four and a half hours to complete the tasks.

An Ornament – an Artistic Discovery of Humanity

The cultural heritage of the Turkmen people that originates from the Jeytun period – the Neolithic Period, the New Stone Age (X-V millennia BC), marked by the further progress of the earliest human communities in the territory of modern Turkmenistan, is rich and diverse. During this period, the way of life switched from hunting and gathering to the domestication of animals and the cultivation of plants, in other words, to food production. The settlements of farmers and cattle breeders emerged in the territory of Southern Turkmenistan in the VI millennium BC. Farmers made a significant contribution to ancient culture; they raised the art of pottery and ornamentation to a high artistic level. In Turkmenistan, the early Neolithic monuments have many fragments of ceramic vessels decorated with simple patterns, such as straight, oblique and wavy lines. However, ancient pottery decoration saw its heyday in the Eneolithic period – the Chalcolithic Age.

Candles from Yuzarlik – Products from the Saglyk Pharmaceutical Plant

In the near future, citizens of Turkmenistan will have an opportunity to buy a new product of the Saglyk pharmaceutical plant – candles made from pressed harmala (yuzarlik). Not only pharmacies, but also retail outlets will sell harmala candles. The set includes six briquettes and a stand, i.e. candlestick for harmala. It is difficult to overestimate the health benefits of harmala to humans. All Turkmen people know its healing properties. Over many centuries, this plant has been used as an effective remedy for many ailments. The Doctor of Medicine, Professor, Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov describes in detail the healing powers of Turkmen nature in the multivolume encyclopaedia Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan and in the book Turkmenistan – the Land of Healing.

A Legend of the Great Balkhan

The Great Balkhan is a mountain range in the west of Turkmenistan, in the Balkan velayat, near the south-eastern coast of the Caspian Sea. The dry river bed separates it from the Small Balkhan and the western end of the Kopetdag ridge. The highest point of the Great Balkhan is Mount Arlan. The mountains are famous in all the surroundings, and the ridge itself looks like a fortress, towering over the surrounding plains. Many legends are associated with the mountain system of the Great Balkhan. Thus, there are widespread legends about the valour of people living in the mountains, who experienced many ordeals. One of the legends says that once the Great Balkhan abounded in mountain springs, but during one of the enemy raids, the locals clogged them with felt mats. When the enemies left, people failed to make the precious water come back. There is a hope in this legend that the water will return, and the surroundings of Balkhan will again turn into a blooming oasis.

Hunting Stories

All sorts of occasions, which sometimes leave very strong impressions, not always pleasant ones, in the memory of not only people, but also animals, always occur in hunting. “Those who have not seen fear have not been on the hunt,” people say. Here are some stories on this theme. A Fight at the Cost of a Voice

Seasonal Illness Prevention Tips:

1. When coughing and sneezing, cover your nose with a handkerchief. 2. Keep your hands clean, observe a distance of 2 metres and wear masks correctly.

the role of turkmenistan’s neutrality in ensuring international peace is growing

UN Officially Circulates the Ashgabat Final Document among Member States Good news came from New York, where the headquarters of the United Nations is located. The final document of the International Conference entitled “Policy of Neutrality and Its Role in Ensuring International Peace, Security and Sustainable Development”, chaired by the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Decem ber 12, 2020, was published in the six official languages of the UN and was officially distributed among the member states.

The Year 2020 — a Significant Milestone in the History of the Country

Time runs fast. So the year 2020 is over. It was the 29th year since the declaration of our independence and the 25th one since the acquisition of the status of permanent neutrality. Though not years, but accomplishments measure the full-blooded life of Turkmenistan as a sovereign neutral state. Having absorbed many significant events, 2020 will also enter another bright page in the country’s chronicle. By these milestones, our descendants and future historians will judge what we have achieved. And I would like to hope that, following the well-known truth “the future is better seen at a distance”, they will appreciate the great achievements of the Era of Might and Happiness of independent neutral Turkmenistan under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Among these events, a special place is occupied by the publication of the book by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Turkmenistan – the Home of Neutrality. The work of the national leader is an important contribution to the study of national origins and the historical significance of Turkmen neutrality as a phenomenon in international relations.

Important Doctrine in the Life of Humankind

In the book of the respected President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov The Spiritual World of the Turkmen People, it is emphasised that “the most important measure of wealth for a person and humanity is peace on earth, a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. Leading doctrines of peace are based on peaceableness and friendship.” Peace preservation and adherence to the principles of international law, trust, good neighbourliness and friendship are an important component of international documents and national legal systems of the countries of the world. This and also the Resolution “2021 - International Year of Peace and Trust”, adopted at the 106th plenary meeting of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly on the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan, vividly testify to the theoretical and practical significance of these values. For over 30 years of independence and a quarter of a century of permanent neutrality, Turkmenistan, following the concept of peace and trust, has demonstrated the practical importance of these socio-political values for ensuring the development of international economic, political, cultural and humanitarian relations. At the same time, Turkmen culture serves as an inexhaustible source for diplomacy of peace and trust. The significance of Turkmen diplomacy lies in the fact that the truly valuable becomes the common cultural heritage of the entire p

Healing New Year’s Fairy Tale Bagabat

Last Sunday, the heads of ministries and sectoral departments paid a visit to the Bagabat sanatorium, located in a gorge at the foothills of the Kopetdag Mountains. As it is known, the new health resort opened its doors to vacationers on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the Resolution on the status of permanent neutrality of Turkmenistan. President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the celebrations on the occasion of the opening of the resort. Bagabat, covered with snow, became a really fabulous palace for holidaymakers on these New Year’s days. In the “blossoming valley”, and this is how the name of the sanatorium and the area is translated from Turkmen language, the trees, covered with hoarfrost, against the background of the majestic snow-capped rocks complement the overall picture, creating a feeling of magic and tranquillity. Around the white-marble building of the health resort, in a landscaped area, there are paths for walking and arbours, over which winter also conjured.

The Winners of Gulbaba Children’s Contest Determined

A solemn ceremony in honour of summing up the results of the state contest for awarding Gulbaba Children’s Prize, annually organised by the Central Council of the Magtymguly Youth Organisation to determine the best of the best children endowed with various talents, was held at the Centre for Public Organisations of Turkmenistan. Despite their young age, all of them, are already making a significant contribution to the development of national culture, art and scientific creativity, increasing the ranks of the intellectual movement of the younger generation of our country. The competition started in late December of the last year, and during the winter school holidays, after a careful selection, a special commission determined the names of the lucky owners of the title of laureates of this grandiose competition out of 183 contenders for the title of winners.