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A Unique workshop of the Bronze age

Turkmenistan is known to have many historical monuments dating back to the antiquity and the Middle Ages. Some of them are world famous, all of them are of great importance for science and are under the close attention of Turkmen archaeologists, who from year to year carry out excavations at them and delight us with new discoveries. It is no secret that the overwhelming number of artefacts found are ceramic items. According to the manufacturing technology and the characteristic design of the vessels, scientists can determine the time of production of such finds. The richness of forms of ceramics, the amazing kitchenware of the Margush potters, made with striking grace and high professionalism, are of particular interest to both specialists and visitors to the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan.

Liquorice Root Stands Guard over Human Immunity

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV:“We must make fuller use of the properties of the medicinal plants growing in our land to protect the health of people.” In 2020, the Saglyk State Programme celebrated the 25th anniversary. One of its key objectives is to improve the efficiency and quality of preventive health services and access to them, to establish a healthy lifestyle and to create a comfortable environment. The Saglyk State Programme, implemented in phases under the leadership of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, has raised the domestic healthcare sector to a qualitatively new level for a quarter of a century.

At arm’s length or How Not to Catch ARVI in Crowded Places

Many will want to be “recharged” with a good mood and feel the “touch” of a fairy tale, taking a walk through decorated parks or “visiting” the main New Year tree. However, in order not to find yourself in a hospital bed during the period of acute respiratory infections (ARVIs), a number of recommendations must be followed. In addition, they include behaviour in public places. During the winter months, in crowded places, you will definitely meet those who cough and sneeze. The cold season is particularly the time when you can catch ARVI most often. Therefore, in order not to get sick, you should avoid public spaces. If you do decide to visit a crowded place, try not to be close to other people. Keep a distance of two metres – no closer than arm’s length.

The Triumph of Society-Oriented Policy of the National Leader

In our country, people are proclaimed the highest value of the state and society. In this regard, a key priority of the policy of Turkmenistan is to ensure a free, happy and dignified life for the Turkmen people, which reflects the motto of the leader of the nation “The state is for the people!” The state social policy is aimed at meeting the material and spiritual needs of people, creating conditions conducive to self-realisation of the citizens of the country and therefore at strengthening social justice and maintaining social stability. It involves the main spheres of human life: labour, employment, income, housing, health, education and culture. By developing social infrastructure, the state aims to improve the living standards of the people. In the first half of the year, the average monthly salaries at large and medium-sized enterprises throughout the country were 10.5 percent higher as compared with the same period of 2019. Large-scale construction work on industrial and social facilities continued. In the first half of the year, about 2,500 large facilities totally worth US$ 37 billion were built. In accordance with the National Rural Development Programme of the President of Turkmenistan, 1.3 billion manats were invested, 14 large facilities and a number of apartment houses with a total area of 509,000 square metres, including high-comfort residential buildin

The Innovative Strategy: Results and Prospects

The year 2020 under the motto “Turkmenistan – the Home of Neutrality” has gone down in the history of the country with the outstanding achievements of the Turkmen state both inside the country and on the international arena. Despite the difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to a drop in production and complicated the financial and credit policy and the socio-political situation in many countries of the world, our country, headed by the leader of the nation, demonstrates dynamic economic growth and new achievements in the social and humanitarian sphere. The Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries has made a significant contribution to the progressive development of the country. This fact rightfully arouses pride in the staff of the complex, consisting of many thousands workers who are meeting the coming year 2021, the International Year of Peace and Trust, with new labour achievements. From the first days of independence of the Motherland, the modernisation of the Turkmenbashi complex of oil refineries is regarded as a priority aspect of Turkmenistan’s oil and gas industry. Over the past years, the giant enterprise has taken measures to bring the quality of petroleum products in line with international standards, to increase the depth of processing, to adopt advanced technologies and to strictly comply with international environmental requirements. Eco-frien

New Year’s Presents: Wishing Happiness and Kindness

We are all so accustomed to the celebration of the New Year’s Day that we do not even think about where this tradition came from. But, this is one of the oldest holidays. It was celebrated even in Ancient Egypt, Persia, Babylon, only the beginning fell on different dates – from March to October. However, the world borrowed the custom of giving presents on the New Year’s Day from the ancient Romans, they became pioneers in this area even before our era.

Liquorice Breaks Popularity Records

“Scythian sweet root”, Turkmen “ginseng” – such definitions were given by people to the amazing plant of the Turkmen land – buyan or Glycyrrhiza glabra. For more than five millennia, the Turkmen people have used liquorice root as a medicine in the fight against various diseases. The first mentions of this miraculous plant were already found in ancient Chinese treatises, outstanding scientists of the past devoted their scientific works to liquorice and other medicinal plants growing in the territory of Turkmenistan, and Abu Ali ibn Sina, known in Europe as Avicenna, emphasised that “a cure for diseases is in the native land.” Since gaining independence in our country, primary attention is paid to the study of the heritage of ancestors and the use of ancient knowledge and recipes in the modern era, scientifically proving their effectiveness in the treatment of many diseases. The encyclopaedic work of the distinguished President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan, translated into dozens of languages of the world, aroused great interest of the Turkmen people and the world scientific community.

Winter Dictates the Rules

Winter takes its turn – the air temperature is becoming lower, and precipitation in the form of snow, which forecasters promise us in the coming days, dictate a new seasonal fashion. As it is known, at this time, colds and other ailments associated with non-compliance with preventive measures become frequent. So, in order not to become infected with acute respiratory viral infections or not to catch a cold, the Information Centre of the Ministry of Health and the Medical Industry of Turkmenistan recommends to observe compulsory personal hygiene, to regularly thoroughly wash hands with soap, especially after coming from outside and public transport, to wear medical masks and to observe social two-metre distance. This is an example of a respectful attitude towards others and a careful attitude towards oneself.