Russian President Vladimir Putin, who arrived in the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, for the "Caspian Five" summit, presented the second president of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow with gilded sabers and chess, TASS reported.
"The chess pieces, which are made by Zlatoust masters. The sculpture "Returning Rider" - that is, a rider and a horse, which was made by the great-grandson of the famous sculptor Lancere of St. Petersburg. And he also gifted two sabers – one old and one new," Peskov said, listing the gifts.
Former Turkmen President is celebrating his 65th birthday on Wednesday. He spent 15 years as head of Turkmenistan, from 2007 to 2022. His successor was his son, Serdar Berdimuhamedow.