Travel to Turkmenistan
• Travel in Turkmenistan
The most interesting thing about Turkmenistan - is that there can not be reached.
Amazing fate of one of the former Soviet republics. 99% of the Russian refusal to extradite. I tried to get there for ten years, having received the four failure in obtaining a visa. With each failure desire to get into Turkmenistan increased significantly. And finally, a miracle happened.
Bloggers do not go to Turkmenistan. Because they were not allowed there. Turkmenistan - ten times more closed country than North Korea. Reports from Turkmenistan virtually none. At the same freedom of movement within the country is relatively large.
The trip to Turkmenistan begins with a visit to the website "Turkmenistan Airlines", the only country of the airline. On the main page, like all other people. Skrishnot turned out beautifully. The only difference is that if someone decides to buy a ticket online, he will be severely chipped. Search form a picture, which froze the date "12 August 2013"
Turkmenistan - a strange hybrid of Stalinism, the Juche Idea, Communism, times of stagnation and dearest of hospitality.
I love to study the fate of rulers whose lives tyuknula hammer on the head. For example, a Cambodian Pol Pot studied at the Sorbonne, but he was expelled for academic failure. Then he returned to his native Cambodia (self Cambodia), he came to power and revenge for all. Urban residents were evacuated to the countryside to the cultivation of rice. Anyone with symptoms of education (for example, wearing glasses), is sent for re-education. Were still alive or full farmers, or those who have time for them zakosil. Teachers, doctors, builders - all repressed. The country in four years back in the Stone Age. A similar fate of Turkmenistan. President for Life Saparmurat Niyazov has lost his mother and brothers during the terrible earthquake in Ashgabat in 1948. He was sent to an orphanage, and then - to study in Leningrad. There, apparently, he decided to avenge his people, because no relative took him to training (which, generally speaking, very characteristic of Islamic culture, where there are no children's homes). He became a member of the Komsomol, party member and close functionary returned to the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic, became the chairman of the Supreme Council, and after the collapse of the USSR - president for life.
It was then that Saparmurat and pulled on the full, bent the whole nation. He has forbidden to whistle, gold teeth, libraries, opera and ballet, rural clinics, forced all to teach his own book "Ruhnama", built himself a pile of golden monuments and generally raged until death, using the fact that the country has a lot of gas, which provides foreign exchange inflow . That no one could criticize this insanity, entry was prudently limited. The Internet today is, but in the whole country are banned: LiveJournal, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube page and a few questionable resources.
Monument, popularly referred to as "Trehnozhka". At the top stands a golden statue of Niyazov that rotates to follow the sun. Kim Jong Il is rotating in his grave with envy.
Today people live quietly enough. Gold teeth nobody pull
Auto mostly prehistoric. Import of motor cars with a volume greater than 3, 5 liters prohibited. Car with tinted windows can not be imported at all, but no one bothers tinted windows already in the country. In short, the rules are not always explained by logic.
The new president has weakened the cult of personality. Many stupid bans overturned. But this does not mean that any company has the right not to hang in his portrait of the president on the background of the carpet. Be sure - the carpet, and on it - a portrait. This respect.
If there is a portrait of a carpet, you can hang up and other fabrics with the president. Hot Topic - against the backdrop of the locomotive. Locomotive - a symbol of a developing economy.
All the President photo papers are to be published on the front page. Top - two of today's newspaper. Therefore, they have the same picture of the president. Bottom - more photos of the president, because it is the newspaper for other dates.
It should be noted that Ashgabat - incredibly beautiful. Here the most beautiful in the world support the lampposts.
The most beautiful phone booths.
The most beautiful red light mast.
The most beautiful traffic lights (in the most elite areas of the city traffic lights made in chrome housings!)
I just could not stop photographing this unearthly beauty
On the street, where the presidential palace is located, marking lights at night! This is no longer anywhere in the world.
bus stop - conditioned pavilion.
The whole street allocated for ministries building. A feeling that the street on January 1 - no cars, whether people. It turns out, front doors, not in order to go through them to ordinary people. Through the main entrance can enter only one person in the country - the president. Everyone else, including ministers, enter through a side entrance.
And this is the life of ordinary people - anyone can set themselves as saucers as he can
The greatest value - the first floor. Because to the first floor, you can attach any number of rooms. Who makes a garden, who are three rooms, one garage. The main thing - not a facade, and from the yard.
Ponazahvatyvayut Statement territory tandyrnitsu build, buzz.
The capital at night
A table in the restaurant as a deck over the creek (kayfno scary, but very noisy from the water)
Hell (40 years ago fell in the desert gas platform since then and burns)