The Consulate of Turkmenistan in Astrkhan jointly with the Russian side has organized and held a number of events dedicated to the celebration of the 295th birthday anniversary of Makhtumkuli Fragi in administrative centers of Astrakhan region and the Republic of Kalmykia.
On the 5th of June 2019, a flower laying ceremony to the monument of Makhtumkuli Fragi, as well as joint Turkmen-Astrakhan concert in the Astrakhan State Philharmonic Theatre took place. On the 7th of June 2019, the first joint Turkmen-Kalmyk concert was held in the city of Elista of the Republic of Kalmykia.
The representatives of the ministries and sectoral agencies of the Russian Federation, Turkmen diaspora, as well as the youth of Turkmenistan and Russia attended the events.
The above said events were carried out in friendly and good neighborly atmosphere, during which the cultural traditions and national legacy of Turkmen culture were preserved at high level. The participants of the events noted the necessity to widen further the humanitarian dialogue between Turkmenistan and Russia, as well as underlined that these events became a significant occasion in the cultural life of people of both countries.
The attendees of the events expressed their gratitude to the President of Turkmenistan for support in further development of humanitarian ties between the two states, including the assistance provided in the preservation of national traditions in the life of Turkmen diaspora living in the south of Russia.