Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there problems with ethnic, race/racial minorities or religious prejudices? Gender equality?

Lots of tensions between the Ethnic Turkmen and Ethnic Russians. - Dec 2020


These problems exist internally. Most westerners who visit are all lumped together as outsiders. Therefore, it seems the prejudice directed at us, and is more generic, based on being outsiders rather than gender or ethnicity. - Jun 2018


There is a general lack of knowledge about any race or religion outside of this country which leads to fear and lack of integration or acceptance. - Feb 2016


Turkmenistan is a traditional, homogenous society dominated by men. The country is near the bottom of all major indices pertaining to rights and freedoms. - Jul 2014


Yes! Unless you are Muslim. - Oct 2012


Probably, since human nature, unfortunately, is human nature, but as I stated earlier Ashgabat is pretty orderly. - Mar 2012


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