The seventh daughter

Vasily SUKHOMLINSKY, Russian writer. (Fairy tale)

Stork and Nightingale

Valentin BERESTOV, Russian writer. (Story)


MY MASTERPIECE You are greater than all of the aims,

Glorification of Novruz by Magtymguly pyragy, the great turkmen poet

Gurbanguly BERDIMUHAMEDOV, Hero Arkadag, the Chairman of Khalk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan: — Novruz is the national holiday of the Turkmen people celebrated since the ancient times. Our ancestors who celebrated Novruz as the symbol of revival and the beginning of new life considered it as the source of happiness and abundance.

Stork and his disciples

(Fairy tale) Mihail PLATSKOVSKIY, russian writer.

Story about greed

Iris REVYU, Russian writer. Once upon a time there was a boy named Sasha Luzhaykin. Sasha was not a bad boy, but he was greedy. He never shared his candies with others and never gave his toys to play with them.

New Life of Poetry Manuscripts

The importance of ancient handwritten documents for the cultural heritage of peoples is beyond doubt. The main task of the depositaries of research institutes involved in the study of written artefacts is to ensure the long-term physical preservation of manuscripts. This is a vast field of knowledge, including certain information from archival, engineering and technical disciplines, from the fields of history, chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, astronomy... The physical safety of written documents at Magtymguly Institute of Language, Literature and National Manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan is ensured by a set of measures. And here it is important to know the nature of the document, the conditions of storage and use and ways to extend its life by methods of restoration and conservation.

Magtymguly Pyragy’s poems

The words of our Hero Arkadag who wrote: «Not only the Turkmen people but also the other nations of the whole world pay a great respect to the poetic world of Magtymguly Pyragy» really characterize the talent of this great Turkmen poet. The poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy, the great Turkmen poet and thinker became a new landmark in the development of the Turkmen literary language and literature. The truthful description of the life of the Turkmen people and important problems of the Turkmen society of that time, humanistic ideas put forward, exposure of bad deeds and praising in songs good characteristic traits of people have become the magnetic force of Magtymguly’s poetry. The collections of Magtymguly’s poems have been published for several times. Hundreds of articles have been published in newspapers, magazines and other issues in our country and abroad. Scientific conferences dedicated to the study of Magtymguly’s poetry have been held regularly.  Magtymguly, the classic Turkmen poet of the 18th century, according to existing scientific informations was born in 1724 in the village of Hajygowshan located near the Gurgen River. Magtymguly was from the Gerkez group of the Gokleng tribe of Turkmens. His unique talent raised his authority and popularity of his poetry beginning from the 19th century. 

Let the world be endless!

Time passes by like a caravan chainKeeping the memory of the ancient world.Life is a bookWhose pages are years. I see the years flying byLike a swift run of a horse!Light years are our way,Happiness is our course!

International Literacy Day

«Türkmenistan Sport», № 3 (15), 2022 Acquiring the reading and writing skills is crucial for everyone, as it makes our life much easier and enjoyable. Imagine the situation where you travelled to a foreign country without knowing the local language.