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Turkmenistan March 3

Elena Nicoski, an ethnic Russian student at Central Lakes College, will present the March 3 Cultural Thursday program at noon in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. Nicoski was born and raised in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, and lived in the republic for 21 years. She will be covering history, culture, arts and crafts, some political and religious aspects, also food of Turkmen people, and Turkmenistan’s modern development as an independent country. Turkmenistan is one of the 15 former republics of the Soviet Union and is in the southernmost extent of what was once known as Russian Empire, then Russian Federation. Cultural Thursday is a 50-minute free, public program sponsored on the first Thursday each month by the Resource Center for Cultures and Languages of the Americas (RCCLA) at Central Lakes College. For information, contact Jan Kurtz at (218) 855- 8183 or jkurtz@clcmn.edu

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