(www.turkenistan.ru) вЂ" Turkmenistan's presidential elections scheduled for February 11 has aroused increased public interest in Russia. A round table dedicated to this event was held in the Russian capital yesterday. It was organized by the Russian information agency Rosbalt.
The round table was attended by editor-in-chief of Fergana.ru information agency Danyyl Kislov; analyst of the Russian Institute of Strategic Studies, expert of Asia-Analitica Fund Adjar Kurdov; expert of the Information-Analytical Center on Political Processes in the Post-Soviet Territory under the Moscow State University Alexander Minchenko; head of CIS Department of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences Sergey Panarin; professor of Ethnology department of the Historical Faculty at the Moscow State University Sergey Polyakov and senior science fellow of the Institute of Universal History of the Russian Academy of Sciences Artem Ulunyan. Russian and foreign journalists also attended the conference, reports Trend.
Experts expressed common view that Turkmenistan has been undergoing gradual and positive changes. "One has to be aware and deeply understand the processes that are taking place in the country in order to see that Turkmenistan is making a serious step forward," experts said.