President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov handed over to the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky distinctive badge and the certificate “Honourable elders of the people”, reports on Friday, April 7, “Interfax”.
According to the Agency, the ceremony was held in the city of Turkmenbashi, where he is part of the Russian delegation. Also Zhirinovsky gave the Turkmen national dress (don), telpek (traditional headdress) and belt.
Russian politician, in turn, confessed that he always felt a special sympathy for the Turkmen people, is the “heir and guardian of the beautiful wise traditions handed down from generation to generation and laid the basis of national mentality”.
It is noted that Zhirinovsky went to Turkmenistan at the invitation of the Chairman of the Parliament of the Republic of ACGI Nurberdyeva. In particular, he planned to visit the international sports Congress “Asiada-2017: international cooperation for peace and development”, which opened on 7 April.
In may 2015, President of Russia Vladimir Putin Zhirinovsky was awarded the order of Alexander Nevsky.