The Tatar language edition of the first volume of Ruhnama, initiated by the OAO KAMAZ company, was presented on January 14th 2008 at the Turkmen National Music and Drama Theatre in Ashgabat. The presentation ceremony, organised by Turkmenistan's Ministry of Culture, TV and Radio Broadcasting company and the Russian Embassy, was timed to the Tatarstan government delegation's visit to Ashgabat. Tatarstan's Prime Minister Rustam Minnikhanov was an honorary guest at the ceremony, which included a gala concert and an exhibition of Turkmen and Tatar painters. According to the Turkmen State News Service (TDH), the translation of the book was carried out by a senior research worker of the Academy of Science of the Republic of Tatarstan.
In related news, a Ruhnama school specialising in studies of physics and mathematics has been inaugurated in Turkmenistan's capital Ashgabat. The school building, accommodating 600 pupils, was built in white marble in a form reminiscent of an open book. It houses two computer rooms, a language laboratory, a "mobile" class with special portable equipment (notebooks, multimedia boards), laboratories, a library, a room for music classes, a sewing workshop and a joinery workshop for boys. The school is also linked to other new schools in the capital via satellite communication.