August 1, 2014

Turkmenistan Finally Ditches the 'Ruhnama'

Mark Hay, Vice


Earlier this month, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan declared that universities in his nation would no longer test applicants on their knowledge of the Ruhnama. Most of the world ignored what seemed like a minor domestic issue, but for a population of Turkmenistan watchers—and many Turkmens themselves—this was cause for celebration.

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