Friday, January 30, 2015


Latest Turkmenistan News

Azerbaijani, Turkish, Turkmen Foreign Ministers Discuss Trilateral Ties

The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan held a rare trilateral meeting on January 29. More

Customers shop at Crimean Farmstead, Russia's first specialized grocery which sells products from annexed Crimea, in the Moscow suburb of Khimki, in January 2015.

Russia Tumbles In Business Index

A new report says economic freedom in several countries of the Baltics, the Caucasus, the Balkans, and Central Asia have jumped ahead of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. More

Once Extremely Popular In U.S.S.R., Singer Roussos Dead At 68

World-renowned Greek singer Demis Roussos died in Athens at the age of 68. More

Ghani Discusses Turkmen Energy Projects

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was in Turkmenistan on January 22 for the second day of a two-day official visit. More

ICG Says Central Asian States Fueling Militant Threat, Not Fighting It

The Crisis Group (ICG) says the five Central Asian countries need to develop a credible, coordinated action plan to counter the threats posed by Islamic State militants and "growing radicalism" in the region. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Photogallery Drive Any Car You Want, As Long As It's White

The Turkmen president sees a red car, and he wants to paint it white. No colors anymore, he wants them to turn white. More

Geok-Tepe Massacre: Forgetting To Remember In Turkmenistan

The Turkmen authorities' decision to move the date for commemorating an infamous massacre has raised eyebrows in the country, with many believing it has been done to appease the Kremlin. More
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Features & Commentary

Sports & Dictators: In 2014, A Match Made In Heaven

Many people turn to sports as a welcome break from politics. But from the Olympics to Formula 1, the year 2014 revealed a growing connection between big-ticket sporting events and ugly political regimes.
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Money Troubles: Russia's Weak Ruble Pulls Down Neighbors' Currencies

As the value of Russia's ruble tumbles amid low oil global prices and Western sanctions, it is taking the currencies of many former Soviet republics down with it.
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Don't Shout, Don't Push, Eat Blini: Russian Orthodox Church's Manual For Migrants

Migrant laborers in Russia will soon be required to pass Russian language, history, and civics tests. And now the Russian Orthodox Church wants to teach them how to behave.
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In Kyrgyzstan, A New Interest In Russified Names

Tens of thousands of Kyrgyz are changing their names to sound more Russian in the belief it will make their lives easier.
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