The government of Turkmenistan claims that it has no cases of coronavirus infection, despite outbreaks in nearby countries. Authorities there have been suppressing news of the virus and removing it from public health information, according to Radio Liberty. The country is ruled by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, a flamboyant strongman. Visit […]
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has been the president of Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most restrictive and secretive countries in the world, since 2006. Activists have decried the country’s human-rights record and its closed nature, and experts have warned about the country’s economy. Yet Berdymukhamedov has made flashy displays a hallmark of […]
The Darvaza crater, a fiery gas crater in Turkmenistan, is also known as the “Gates of Hell.” The origins of the crater is contradictory, but it is believed to have been burning since 1971. In 2013, George Kourounis descended into the flames to search for microscopic life – becoming the […]
Turkmenistan is one of the world’s most secretive countries, and has a widely denounced human rights record. The country doesn’t allow many people in, and its president is a fan of showing off through photo ops and gold statues. Scroll down to see what the country is like. Visit Business […]
Europe has taken a swing at Russian gas.
The statue of a golden horse is just the beginning.
If you happen to be in downtown Ashgabat today...
Known human rights violator.
Congratulations to Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gurbanguly_Berdimuhammedov.jpg”] Turkmenistan’s state-run media has declared the beginning of a new “era of supreme happiness of the stable state” in the wake of President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammdedov’s landslide reelection victory three weeks ago, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports.The theme of “supreme happiness” over the President’s second term was […]
[credit provider=”AP/ITAR-TASSS?Sergei Zhukov/Presidential Press Service”] It’s likely you’ve never heard of half of the prospective members of Vladimir Putin’s plans for a “Eurasian Union”.However, if the plan goes ahead, you’ll need to get familiar with them quick.
A huge explosion that occurred earlier this month in Abadan, Turkmenistan, may have killed over 1,000 people, many of them children, reports Eurasianet.org.