20 White Marble Turkmenistan

White Marble Turkmenistan

Posted on May 23, 2011 by team

Turkmenistan is one of the most colorful and at the same time closed to prying eyes country of the former USSR. Today we’ll visit its capital and see themselves what a beautiful city it is and how people live there.

Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, at night.

The first impression – it is a city of lit buildings, fountains and monuments to Turkmenbashi.


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20 Responses to “White Marble Turkmenistan”

  1. DouglasUrantia says:

    Beautiful buildings and monuments…..surrounded by grinding poverty.

  2. testicules says:

    Pretty awesome looking place. I didn’t see many recreation spots though

  3. Fonte says:

    I notice a lack of Cyrillic alphabet. Did they switch to the Latin alphabet to be more like Turkey? :)

  4. EnglishBob says:

    Trying to make an impression of improvement to the outside world but the old problems still surround the city. Shame.
    As for flag poles, I used to live in the Finnish city with what was once Europe’s largest flag pole but now only Finland’s.

  5. Otis R. Needleman says:

    WTF? No hospitals anywhere but the capital? Utter idiocy.

  6. Musa says:

    The roads are so nice in Turmenistan even the camels prefer to use them. I’m impressed.

  7. OLUT says:

    The city looks like if Las Vegas had been built by the Soviets.

  8. marxistworker says:

    Cult of personality= Stalinist.

  9. Henry says:

    Thanks for the fascinating pictures.

  10. (r)evolutionist says:

    That megalomaniac was mentally ill. If his people worship him and his book of idiocy, then I guess people will worship anything.

  11. TheGenuineDon says:

    “People remember his good deeds and honor his memory.” Utterly false! the Turkmen people enormously suffered under this megalomaniac fool! But they were scared of him!

  12. hugoacrocco@gmail.com says:

    damn look wonderfull, looks a nice place to go on vacations!

  13. Akasha says:

    A few weeks ago I saw an interview with a german journalist who’s living and working in moscow.
    She said she once took a taxi and the taxi driver was from turkmenistan; he came to moscow every few months to work there because he could’nt find a job at home. As soon as he’d have enough money saved, he would return to his wife and 4 children for some time.

    He was a heart surgeon.

  14. Bobek says:

    I smell gas

  15. vla says:

    seems how turkmenistan is in prosperity age.. well,”local adv. BEKO ” is serbian tycoon company not turkmenistan

  16. YJ says:

    Looks like North Korea with money without embargo from the west.

  17. tommo says:

    One of the photos of the patriotic war monument is from treptower park in Berlin.

  18. tolga says:

    where are all the people? All the cities in the pictures seem they have been abondoned.
    No soul, no sign of life.

  19. leo says:

    may i have your purchasing managers?

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