On Volgograd State Socio Pedagogical University with the assistance of the Consulate of Turkmenistan in the Russian Federation (Astrakhan) set up a football team called 'Mekan' and a folk group called 'Bitaraplyk' composed of Turkmen students who are studying at higher education institutions in the region. A friendly match between Mekan and the University's football team, and a performance by the Bitaraplyk Folk Group took place to mark the occasion.
The Consulate of Turkmenistan also presented lectures entitled 'Turkmenistan: A Land of Neutrality' at Volgograd State Socio Pedagogical University and Volgograd State Technical University.
Rectors of the Universities Alexander Korotkov and Alexander Navrotsky highlighted the importance of such events in the context of stepping up the Turkmen Russian humanitarian dialogue.
The Russian side sent a message to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov thanking him for the constant support given to Turkmen students studying in the Russian Federation.
In his message, the Rector of State Socio Pedagogical University, Chair of the Volgograd Region Board of Rectors Alexander Korotkov noted that these initiatives would contribute to strengthening Turkmen Russian humanitarian cooperation, having expressed his willingness to continue training highly qualified young Turkmen specialists as well as to foster closer partnership with higher education institutions of Turkmenistan.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper