Turkmenistan, the country in the famous Silk Roadand the great Karakum Desert, is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Central Asia. Tourists are drawn here by the ruins of the glorious cities of the past, by almost all the well-known stories of the powerful dynasties of Asia and Persia, by endless steppes and eternal “black sands” that were completely forgotten in the post-Soviet period, but such a seductive one Life: a tjubetejka and pilaf, Akhal-Teke horses and colorful weddings. Kyzyl, green tea, famous carpets of magnificent beauty, the finest silk and honeydew melons. Among other things, you can see here with your own eyes that there is a cult of people in Turkmen – and frankly not to believe that this is possible in the 21st century, and not in non-Roman Rome or in the feudalist vassal middle ages. What is there, at least, a golden statue of the President who is chasing the sun, a lifelong “army” and the morning mandatory oath of allegiance to the “father of Turkmen”! In a word, Turkmenistan knows how to surprise us.