1. The “Turkmenistan” Airlines began selling air tickets to international destinations from Ashgabat for January 2023. Tickets can be purchased on the official website of the airline and in the mobile application. To date, “Turkmenistan Airlines” carry out regular flights from Ashgabat to Dubai (UAE), Frankfurt am Main (Germany), Istanbul (Türkiye), Kazan (Tatarstan, RF) and Moscow (RF).
2. Russia sent the first batch of Christmas trees to Turkmenistan. 3600 trees were sent from the Perm Territory to Ashgabat. Before shipment, the products have passed all the necessary laboratory control procedures. Additional deliveries of coniferous trees are expected from the Tula, Tyumen, Orenburg regions, Krasnodar and Stavropol regions.
3. Ashgabat is preparing to host a summit of the heads of state of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Türkiye. In preparation for the forum, meetings of the ministers of foreign affairs, transport and energy of the three countries are being held. Within the framework of the preparations for the trilateral summit, work is underway on documents that will be signed during the meeting.
4. On November 23-25, the Days of Culture of the Republic of Tajikistan will be held in Turkmenistan. During the Days of Culture, a number of events are planned, including exhibitions of contemporary artists of Tajikistan, works of fine art, publishing products, and national costumes.
5. On November 26, the Great Hall of the Turkmen National Conservatory will host a concert dedicated to three world-famous Italians - composer Gioachino Rossini, violin virtuosos Giuseppe Tartini and Niccolò Paganini. Starting at 18:00, admission is free.
6. A pod of six killer whales sank a pleasure sailing yacht off the coast of Portugal. There were four passengers on board the yacht attacked by killer whales. According to them, a flock of six predators appeared out of nowhere and began to crash into the side of the yacht. The attack of the angry killer whales lasted about 45 minutes, after which the yacht began to sink. Fortunately, there was another sailboat nearby, its crew noticed the sinking ship and rescued the yacht's passengers.
7. Donald Trump's Twitter account has been unblocked. Elon Musk fulfilled his promise to restore the blocked profile of the former US president. At the end of last week, Musk polled Twitter users whether to unblock Trump's account. After receiving a positive response from 51,8% of respondents, Musk immediately restored the account of the former president with all the records made by him since the creation of the profile in 2009.
8. The 22nd FIFA World Cup kicked off in Qatar. American actor Morgan Freeman, Jungkook of the Korean group BTS, and Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani performed at the opening ceremony. The official opening was followed by a match between the national teams of Qatar and Ecuador. The hosts lost to Ecuador with a score of 0:2, forward Enner Valencia scored twice.
9. The Russian football club “Sochi” is considering the possibility of appointing Kurban Berdyev as the head coach of the team. Berdyev, who twice led “Rubin” to gold medals, has not been working in the RPL since 2019. Since June 2022, he has been managing the Iranian “Traktor”.
10. The Dota 2 team of Turkmenistan recognized the rivals in the group stage of the 2022 World Championship, which will be held in Indonesia. The national team of Turkmenistan will perform in group D, where its rivals will be representatives of France, Australia, Brazil, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia. The tournament will be held December 1-12 in Bali. Let us note that the National Electronic Sports Federation of Turkmenistan joined the International Electronic Sports Federation in September 2020.