The leader of the starving Turkmenistan bought the car for half a million euros


Gurbanguly, Berdymuhamedova: Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

Rally car Mini Cooper, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was preparing for the rally “Amul-the Khazars 2018”, was purchased for 520 thousand euros. The state stock exchange of Turkmenistan drew attention to the “Chronicles of Turkmenistan”.

Vehicle was acquired on 7 June this year. Training-in of the President on this machine was shown in the report of the state television in a month after purchase, July 11.


In this June 19, 12 days after buying a Mini Cooper for half a million euros, Berdymukhamedov, according to state media, “personally converted and recreated on the basis of his drawings, assembled high-speed sports SUV”.

Assembled Berdymukhamedov car was last shown on television in August.

Chronicles Of Turkmenistan / YouTube

Self rally “Amul-the Khazars 2018” was held in September. Berdimuhamedov in race did not participate, limiting “prologue” stop at a Mini Cooper. It is unclear whether it was different or the same, but repainted the car.


Data on the purchases of other racing cars in the archives of stock quotes could not be found.

Mini Cooper for 520 thousand euros was acquired in June when Turkmenistan was hit by a serious financial and food crisis. The dollar on the black market exceeded the official 9.5 times (29 Turkmen manats to the dollar against a 3.5 rate in 2015). Food in the Republic are in deficit in the regions of Turkmenistan, the bread was sold on the passport, and in a queue for flour people signed up for the month ahead, according to “Radio Azatlyk” (local service of “Radio Liberty”).

In mid-October it was reported that the residents of the regions of Turkmenistan began to leave the country due to mounting problems in the supply of flour and bread. In turn, the people of the province, sakurayama in the capital Ashgabat, on the way back the police caught them and prescribe penalties.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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