In the eve of 26th Anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan the new book of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov «Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road» has been officially launched. The book has been published in Turkmen, English and Russian languages, and is intended for a wide range of readers.

The Great Silk Road is considered as a unique historical and cultural phenomenon in the book of the President of Turkmenistan. The author shows what a deep trace left this phenomenon of the ancient world on the example of our country.

As noted in the introduction to the new edition, "One of the fundamental roles in the origin and active functioning of the Great Silk Road, each branch of which deserves to be included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO, belongs to the Turkmens. Fate originally intended the Turkmen to build, create, develop, establish friendly relations among peoples, to rally them, to keep peace, to value the dignity of people above all."

The author's message emphasizes also the composition of the book consisting of six chapters: "Along Jeyhun", "Ancient Merv", "Between Sarakhs and Anau", "From Nisa to Dehistan, "On the Ancient Land of Dashoguz", "In a Fairy World". This unique survey of the territory of Turkmenistan - from the East to the West, represents the "geography" of the Great Silk Road, connected with the cities and sign places of our country, from ancient times located in the center of trade and cultural routes.

Evidence of this are the numerous monuments of different eras and people's memory, which still preserves amazing legends and tales. The narrative concludes with the chapter "In the Fairy World," in which President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov notes: "I consider it is our duty to inform about these ancient legends to our generations. Thanks to examples from them, our knowledge of the ancestors' life experiences that created great epochs is enriched."

At the same time, the phenomenon of the Great Silk Road as a unique phenomenon in world history, which connected dozens of countries with trade, information and cultural contacts, is considered in the book not only in the context of the history and spiritual values of the Turkmen people, but also the future of our country. The unique material, collected under the cover of the new work of the leader of the nation, allows the author to tie together history and modernity, gradually opening to the reader his idea, his reflections on the past, present and future of his native people.

Page by page, the author reveals the importance of the ancient caravan line in the formation of national and spiritual values. As if traveling along the caravan roads of the Silk Road, the reader along with the narrator slowly goes through the pages of the history and cultural traditions of our people. This spiritual, lyrical mood is emphasized by magnificent photos and illustrations of works of fine art from the funds of the Union of Artists, the Museum of Fine Arts and the State Academy of Arts of Turkmenistan.