Upon the invitation of the Russian side, starting from September 2019 the Turkmen language teacher Resul Shadjiyev arrived to the Astrakhan region and started to teach the Turkmen language to the students of the general education school named after Makhtumkuli Fraghi situated in the Funtovo village of the Privolzhskiy district of the Astrakhan region.
The teaching of Turkmen language in the Astrakhan region has started for the first time. The residents of the Funtovo village where the ethnical Turkmens live have welcomed this news with joy. Thus not only the students, but also their parents have attended the first lesson.
Undoubtedly, the current step will contribute to further strengthening of bilateral cultural humanitarian ties between Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation which are based on the principles of good neighborhood and friendship. In this school, the Turkmen language will be used not only to attain new knowledge, but will also help the students to explore closer the diversity of the culture of Turkmen people.
It is worthwhile to note that this school was built by the Turkmen side on the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Source: EMBASSY OF TURKMENISTAN REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN TASHKENT