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 Five athletes to compete under the Olympic Council of Asia flag at Ashgabat 2017
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Five athletes to compete under the Olympic Council of Asia flag at Ashgabat 2017

The refugee team of five athletes taking part in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games has been named and will compete in the Indoor Athletics track events. The delegation’s Chef de Mission is Kenya’s legendary marathon runner Tegla Loroupe, who will be joined by two more officials and a coach. The five athletes – Paulo Amotun Lokoro (entered in 1500m), Wiyual Puok Deng (400m), Gai Yang Tap (800m), Ukuk Uthoo Bul (3000m), and Yiech Pur Biel (800m) – were selected for Ashgabat 2017 after trials organised by the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation in Nairobi. All are refugees from South Suda...

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 Collection of post stamps as keepsakes of the Ashgabat Asian Games
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Collection of post stamps as keepsakes of the Ashgabat Asian Games

In honor of the Ashgabat -2017 the Ministry of Communications has issued two series of post stamps. One of them with the mascot of the Games – alabai Wepaly demonstrating all sports included in the program of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, another - with their icons. Together they represent a small "story" of symbolics of the Games.  Considering that a post stamp is one of the attributes of statehood, such as flag, coat of arms, hymn or passport, issue of a new collection developed in the style of general design concept of the Ashgabat - 2017 and a coloristic scale of their attr...

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 Turkmen publications receive high awards on international book contest
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Turkmen publications receive high awards on international book contest

Winners award ceremony of International CIS contest “The Art of Book” has taken place under anniversary, the 30th Moscow International Book Fair.  This year, 87 publications were competing in ten nominations for the certificates of “The Art of Book” contest. Turkmen book publishers have been winning the diplomas and prizes in certain nominations several times before but the success of the representatives of the State Publishing Service was never that impressive. This time, Turkmenistan was represented by four publications published in 2016 and all of them received highest awards.  In “My Cou...

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 Commemorative coins and modified samples of banknotes dated to the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games
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Commemorative coins and modified samples of banknotes dated to the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games

The Central bank of the country dated circulation of modified samples of banknotes of 2017 with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 manats and also issue of commemorative gold and silver coins «Ashgabat Olimpiya stadiony» worth 100 manats each to the opening of the 5th Asian indoor and martial arts games.  As informed in the press release of the main bank of the country, the basic supplement on the obverse of banknotes, the design and color of which are kept in the former view, is the symbol of the Ashgabat 2017.  Enhancement of protective elements has become a distinctive characterist...

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  The Torch of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is lit up!
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The Torch of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is lit up!

The Torch of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games is lit up! The Torch of V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games were lit up at super giant gas deposit Galkynysh in Mary Velayat. The participants of the ceremony were addressed with the words of encouragement by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov from the capital by TV spacebridge. Traditional Turkmen tents with the hearth in the central one according to tradition were installed at the territory of the field where celebration performance takes place. Young man shot an arrow that were set on fire by the sun beams and, having hot through the...

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The Head of the State and Russian Vice Premier outline priority spheres of cooperation
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The Head of the State and Russian Vice Premier outline priority spheres of cooperation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation - Head of the Government Executive Office of the Russian Federation Sergey Prihodko. Alexander Blokhin, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Turkmenistan also took part in the meeting. During the meeting, the Head of the State and Russian Vice Premier discussed priority issues of bilateral cooperation including in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.in this regard, the productivity of the activity of Intergo...

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