During his stay in Turkmenistan, the astronaut Oleg Kononenko visited the hometown of Turkmenabat.
The city hero was met by the city leaders in the city. The astronaut was shown new buildings, he also visited the school where he studied in his youth.
According to Turkmenportal, the astronaut announced his desire to donate to the city the apartment from the parents in the Central microdistrict. The city municipality decided that after all the formalities were settled, a cosmonaut museum would be created there.
Recall that on September 25, during the second meeting of the Halk Maslakhaty (People's Council), President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov awarded Oleg Kononenko the title of Hero of Turkmenistan and awarded the Altyn Ay (Golden Month) medal.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan