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  • Photo Gallery: The Boston Boys Play to Thousands During Tour of Turkmenistan
    Photo Gallery: The Boston Boys Play to Thousands During Tour of Turkmenistan

    The musical group The Boston Boys ýisited Turkmenistan July 22-30 for a series of performances and presentations. The band, formed in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2012, but currently based out of Brooklyn, New York, plays a unique style of music known as “future roots,” which fuses together an assortment of classic American genres, such as bluegrass, gospel, country, and jazz. Press Release »

  • Turkmenistan Culture Days in the United States
    Turkmenistan Culture Days in the United States

    Ashgabat, November 29, 2013 – A selection of Turkmenistan’s best art and culture will be on display across the United States from December 2-6 as part of Turkmenistan Culture Days in the United States.  Press Release »

  • Photo Gallery: Renowned Professional Dancer Cassandra Phifer Visits Turkmenistan for Black History Month
    Photo Gallery: Renowned Professional Dancer Cassandra Phifer Visits Turkmenistan for Black History Month

    From February 18-24 visiting Black History Month speaker Cassandra Phifer told the story of American dance through an African-American lens to enthusiastic audiences of both dancers and non-dancers in Ashgabat, Dashoguz, and various towns surrounding the capital.  Highlight »

  • Photo Gallery: Turkmenistan's sympathies for the Newtown shooting victims (Photo: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat)
    Photo Gallery: Turkmenistan's sympathies for the Newtown shooting victims

    Over recent days the people of Turkmenistan have been laying flowers and other items at the Embassy gates in memory of the victims of the Newtown shooting. The U.S. Embassy expresses its sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone for their sympathies in this difficult time. 

  • Photo Gallery: U.S. Culture Days in Turkmenistan
    Photo Gallery: U.S. Culture Days in Turkmenistan

    From November 23 – 25, the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan staged American Culture Days in Ashgabat and other regions of the country. For three days, American artists, musicians, scientists, and jewelers brought American culture to Turkmenistan via film showings, art exhibitions, public performances, symposiums, and concerts. Press Release »

  • U.S. Government to Fund the Restoration of Gyz Gyla in Ancient Merv (Photo: U.S. Embassy Ashgabat)
    U.S. Government to Fund the Restoration of Gyz Gyla in Ancient Merv

    On November 8 the United States Embassy and the government of Turkmenistan held a joint ceremony to announce a $595,000 grant by the United States Government. Awarded via the U.S. Department of State’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), the project focuses on the restoration and conservation of the Larger and Lesser Gyz Gala monuments in Ancient Merv, Mary region. Press Release »

  • Photo Gallery: U.S. Embassy Participates in the VII International Book Fair in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
    Photo Gallery: U.S. Embassy Participates in the VII International Book Fair in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

    On September 24-26, 2012 the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section participated in the VII Book Fair and Conference organized by the Turkmenistan State Publishing House. The U.S. Embassy booth featured books, textbooks, films and magazines from the IRC library, which is located on the 4th Floor of Ak Altyn Hotel in Ashgabat. University students, professionals, schoolchildren and the general public got acquainted with iPads loaded with iTextbooks, eBooks and over one hundred educational apps. Participants learned about the eLibraryUSA virtual library and its sign-up and access procedures along with numerous other resources and programs available through the IRC. 

  • Photo Gallery: Social Media Night
    Photo Gallery: Social Media Night

    On September 15, the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat held a Social Media Night for roughly two dozen of the Embassy’s most active social media friends from Mail.Ru and Facebook. The Ambassador and the Public Affairs Officer, along with the Cultural Affairs Officer and representatives of the international community were invited to attend. Social media was the topic of the night, featuring discussions of its role in society and future of the online networking in Turkmenistan. In addition, the Embassy screened the Oscar-winning movie “The Social Network.” Visiting UCLA Professor Dr. John Richardson led a discussion before and after the film screening. 

  • The U.S. Government Announces Two New Grants for Cultural Preservation Projects in Turkmenistan
    The U.S. Government Announces Two New Grants for Cultural Preservation Projects in Turkmenistan

    On September 11, 2012 the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat hosted an award ceremony to recognize two winners of the 2011–2012 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) small grants competition.  Press Release »

  • New Orleans Band Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs Toured Turkmenistan
    New Orleans Band Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs Toured Turkmenistan

    Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, a fusion jazz band based in New Orleans, Louisiana, toured Turkmenistan in June 2012 as part of the U.S. Department of State Arts Envoy program, which showcases contemporary American music around the world. The tour was made possible by a contribution from ExxonMobil.  Press Release »

  • The Second U.S. Business Exhibition in Turkmenistan (Photo: U.S. Embassy Turkmenistan)
    The Second U.S. Business Exhibition in Turkmenistan

    The second U.S. Business Exhibition in Turkmenistan opened at Ashgabat’s Sergi Koshgi (Exhibition Palace) on Thursday, May 3, 2012. Exhibtion Webpage »

  • The Hoppin’ John String Band Brings Bluegrass Music to Turkmenistan
    The Hoppin’ John String Band Brings Bluegrass Music to Turkmenistan

    The Hoppin’ John String Band is visiting Turkmenistan from December 5-9, 2011, when they will be holding several concerts and events dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s independence and the 16th anniversary of Turkmenistan’s declaration of neutrality. Press Release »

  • Turkmenistan Culture Days 2011
    Turkmenistan Culture Days 2011

    November 28-30th marked a celebration of Turkmen culture at the Meridian International in Washington D.C. Thanks to the support of Chevron and the U.S. Department of State, a delegation of 70 citizens from Turkmenistan brought with them cultural items of significance and performed both dance and song during the 2 days they were here. All photos should be attributed to Heather Haines, Meridian International. Article »

  • Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce Juan Verde Cut the Ribbon to Open the Exhibition
    The 2011 U.S. Business Exhibition in Turkmenistan

    The first-ever U.S. Business Exhibition held in Turkmenistan opened at the Sergi Koshgi (Exhibition Palace) in Ashgabat on Thursday, May 19, 2011. The event ran for two days, May 19-20, 2011. Well over fifty American companies with business interests in Turkmenistan attended the exhibition and forum.  Press Release »

  • Photo Gallery - American Cowboys Visit Ashgabat
    Photo Gallery - American Cowboys Visit Ashgabat

    On April 19, 2011 the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Ashgabat hosted representatives of a Wyoming-based rodeo cowboy group travelling in Central Asia.  

  • Photo Gallery: U.S. a Reliable Partner as Japan Responds to Disaster
    U.S. a Reliable Partner as Japan Responds to Disaster

    When Japan was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, U.S. military personnel and relief organizations immediately offered assistance. The U.S. armed forces launched Operation Tomodachi (Operation Friends), coordinating with Japanese officials to provide emergency supplies while also organizing search-and-rescue units and rendering medical aid. 

  • Photo gallery
    Photo gallery - Black History Month Film Screening

    Every February since 1976, the United States has celebrated Black History Month in order to honor the history and culture of African-Americans. In Ashgabat, the embassy screened two recent movies which demonstrate particularly positive images of the African-American community, Akeelah and the Bee and The Princess and the Frog. Press release »

  • The United States Embassy Marks the New Year with a Two-Day Children’s Film Festival in Ashgabat
    The United States Embassy Marks the New Year with a Two-Day Children’s Film Festival in Ashgabat

    In celebration of the New Year’s and Christmas holidays, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat and Turkmenistan's Ministry of Culture and TV/Radio Broadcasting held a children’s film festival at the Turkmenistan Cinema and Concert Hall on January 7-8, 2011. Press Release »

  • U.S. Embassy’s booth
    U.S. Embassy Participates in Annual Education, Science, Sports and Tourism Fair

    Large crowds gathered at the U.S. Embassy’s booth at a recent fair titled “Education, Science, Sports and Tourism in the Epoch of New Revival.” The exhibition was organized by the Chamber of Trade and Commerce of Turkmenistan and took place at the Exhibition Palace in Ashgabat from Nov. 24-26.  More »

  • Preserving Central Asia Treasures
    Preserving Central Asia Treasures

    Celebrating and saving the rich cultural histories of Central Asian countries is a key mission of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), which awards grants to preserve national treasures across the globe.  

  • Connections Between Peace Corps, Central Asia
    Connections Between Peace Corps, Central Asia

    The Peace Corps, founded in 1961, has sent more than 195,000 volunteers to 139 countries. Peace Corps volunteers first arrived in the Central Asia countries of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Turkmenistan in 1993.  Article »

  • Great Women of the Twentieth Century
    Great Women of the Twentieth Century

    A new photography exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery celebrates American women who made important contributions to arts, science, sports, entertainment, business and politics in the 20th century. Join America.gov for a brief introduction to a few of these remarkable women. Related »

  • Movie Festival Kicks-Off in Ashgabat to Mark the BHM
    Movie Festival Kicks-Off in Ashgabat to Mark the BHM

    On February 23, 2010, a two-day movie festival, organized by the U.S. Embassy in Turkmensitan, started at Ashgabat city "Watan" Cinema and Concert Theater. Prior to the opening of the festival, the U.S. Embassy presented an information booth with books and magazines about famous African-Americans and their history in the United States. Highlight »

  • Third United States-funded Border Crossing Checkpoint Opens in Turkmenistan
    Third United States-funded Border Crossing Checkpoint Opens in Turkmenistan

    A delegation of representatives from the U.S. Government gathered in Turkmenabat for the official opening of a new Turkmen border crossing checkpoint at Farap. This state-of-the-art facility will allow efficient international commerce while deterring illegal trafficking in narcotics, weapons of mass destruction, persons, and contraband.  Press Release »

  • US Embassy Ashgabat Marks the 233rd Anniversary of America’s Independence
    US Embassy Ashgabat Marks the 233rd Anniversary of America’s Independence

    “Happy 4th of July!” This is how Americans greet each other when celebrating the anniversary of our Independence. Each year we mark the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4, 1776, which established the United States of America out of thirteen British colonies on the North American continent. Related »