Ruhnama

The Ruhnama is a two-part treatise by Niyazov on history, philosophy, and morality. It is compulsory reading and a large part of the education system; knowledge of the text is required to gain entrance to university, get a job or a driver's license, etc. According to Niyazov, reading the Ruhnama 300 times guarantees entrance into paradise. There are many images of the book in public, as well as a large replica which opens periodically. Link to text.

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