Coming Soon to a Library Near You…

by Nathan Hamm on 8/23/2006 · 2 comments

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“More than 2000 copies of Rukhnama, printed in Turkmenistan and translated into 32 languages, have been sent to 1222 libraries in more than 160 countries,” the ministry said in a statement.

The books were sent “to introduce the world community to the spiritual riches of the Turkmen people and… the values preached by the brilliant work of Turkmenbashi”, the statement said, referring to the title Mr Niyazov bestowed on himself in 1993, which means “Leader of all Turkmens”.

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Levan August 24, 2006 at 9:52 am


I have a question off-topic. How do you put delicious and digg buttons on each post? i’m using blogger, is it possible with it?


Jeff August 24, 2006 at 2:51 pm

Are the copies autographed? Will there be some book signings and talk show appearances?

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