There’s nothing like a nice cup of tea when playing one’s dutar in the sunshine. This official Postcrossing card has one of the highly-prized low numbers (TM-38) and comes to me from Zulfina in Ashkabat. It arrived in an envelope with the Turkish/Turkmen words kimden and kime (“from whom” and “to whom”) pre-printed in the appropriate areas, so imagine my surprise when I found a message inside in Russian! Turns out Russian is the language used for “inter-ethnic communication” — that is, communication with Russians who call Turkmenistan home, thanks to its previous history as the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic.

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4 Responses

  1. Mardi says:

    I recent.ly received one in the 30’s from Uzbekistan.

  2. Am says:

    What?!?! I can’t believe your luck! You got one from Turkmenistan! *swoon* Also, thanks for the bit of info and history! I had no idea!

  3. Ronald says:

    Looked at your blog. Very interesting. Do you travel much? I collect aerogrammes (only aerogrammes) and am trying to get them from a few countries which I do not have.

    I travel a lot and could send you some interesting postcards. I usually like to go to more unusual countries like: Rwanda, Congo, Brunei. These are the latest countries I visited.

    Hope to hear from you

    My e-mail address: rcandray@hotmail.com

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