Within the framework of the jubilee, thirtieth Moscow International Book Fair, the awarding ceremony of the winners of the International Contest of the CIS Member States "The Art of the Book" had been held. And all four books submitted by Turkmenistan were awarded the highest awards.

This year, 87 editions in 10 nominations contested for the diplomas of the contest "The Art of the Book".  Turkmen publishers have more than once won the winners' diplomas and prizes in several nominations. But never before had the success of the representatives of the State Publishing Service of our country been so impressive. This time, from Turkmenistan, four editions which were published in 2016, were presented. And they all received the highest awards.

In the nomination "My country" the first place was taken by the book "Turkmenistan", which came from the pen of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. His authorship also belongs to the work "Music of Peace, Music of Friendship and Brotherhood", which received a special diploma of the jury.

Collective work of domestic linguists - Explanatory dictionary of the Turkmen language - won in the nomination "Educational literature and education".

For the first time the Turkmen edition was awarded the main award of the contest in the nomination "Grand Prix". Honorary prize was given to the book by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov "Swift step of race horse".

This work is not the first time is highly appreciated by experts in the field of art book publishing. Last summer, at the largest Russian forum of printers and publishers, "Red Square-2017", it was awarded a special diploma "Best Book of 2016" for popularizing the identity of the national culture of Turkmenistan.

The members of the jury did not leave indifferent the inspired narrative about one of the main cultural treasures of our people - Akhal-Teke horses. High-quality printing combined with carefully selected graphic series made this book a welcome acquisition not only for horse-breeders, but also for all connoisseurs of beauty.

The awards were presented to the winners by the Head of the International Committee of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Konstantin Kosachev, special representative of the President of Russia for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi and executive director of the International Fund for humanitarian cooperation of the CIS countries Anatoly Iksanov.