The 20th issue of the historical, documentary, scientific and methodological journal "Türkmen arhiwi", published by the Main Archives and Records Administration of the Cabinet of Ministers, appeared in print.
The issue opens with a traditional heading that gives a brief review of the most significant social and political events in our country and abroad in a chronological order.
One of the brightest events was the first meeting of the Halk Maslahaty, in frames of which the priorities for the further comprehensive development of the Turkmen state and society were specified.
The section “New publications” presents brief annotations to the works by the President of Turkmenistan. A series of methodical publications is dedicated to document management.
The cycle of publications is dedicated to the history of the Great Silk Road. The articles emphasize the importance of reviving the legendary route in a new format for sustainable development and maintaining the intercultural dialogue.
The words of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, stating that one of the fundamental roles in the formation and operation of this historical highway, each branch of which is worthy of being included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, belongs to the Turkmens, are confirmed by scientists V. Sarianidi , M. Masson, V. Masson, V. Zhukovsky, V. Barthold, the extracts from whose publications are presented in the journal.
The article about the life and work of Orientalist Nikolai Ostroumov, who at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries worked in Turkestan will be interesting for a wide circle of readers. He contributed to the publication of a collection of poems by the Turkmen poet and philosopher Magtymguly Fragi in 1907.
The publication “Ashgabat that was born three times” tells about the earthquake on October 6, 1948 that completely destroyed the city and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
The journal presents the materials about the modern architectural look of Ashgabat, the monuments of the national heritage as well as major events, listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The article devoted to the first encyclopedic dictionary of the Turkic language, written by the outstanding lexicographer and philologist of the XI century Mahmud al-Kashgari, will be of interest to specialists in the field of linguistics. In addition, the journal provides an overview of international conferences and exhibitions held in Turkmenistan.
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