Monday, March 15, 2010

Turkmenistan News on the 'Net

Congratulations to recently Returned Volunteers Gary Goodson and Robin Wilson, who got the picture above, labeled, "An assemblage of Turkmen" into the Turkmenistan newstream.  The picture accompanied an article promoting their upcoming talk about their Peace Corps experience.  If you're near San Marcos, Texas, swing by the public library tomorrow (March 16th) at 7 pm to hear the talk.  Remember - just because Peace Corps week is over for 2010 doesn't mean that the window for Third Goal activities has closed.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Turkmenistan for an official visit.  According to Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency, the visit will discuss ways to strengthen economic relations, especially in the gas sector.

President  Berdimuhammedov announced plans to demolish illegally built homes and other buildings in the suburbs of Ashgabat. The goal will be to increase cleanliness and allow construction of orderly roads.

A recent demographic study by the Turkmen government found that women outnumber men in the country.

Earlier this month, Turkmenistan invited Haitian children to enjoy a respite from the problems in their country by vacationing at Avaza, the newly rebuilt resort community on the Caspian Sea.

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