Turkmenbashi Mausoleum, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 

The mausoleum of the first President of Turkmenistan, Turkmenbashy, and his family is located next to the mosque. At the opposite of the entrance to the mausoleum one will notice the memorial statute in remembrance of the 1948 earthquake in which thousands of people died. In the center of the mausoleum rests the tomb of the late Saparmyrat Turkmenbashy, surrounded by those of his family members who died in World War II and in 1948 earthquake in Ashgabat.

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