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22.08.05 23:23
Saparmurat Niyazov bans use of "phonograms" at concerts and TV programs
Turkmen president Saparmurat Niyazov has signed a decree banning the use of "phonograms at all cultural events, song-musical performances organized in honor of state holidays, in the programs of TV channels of the General directorate of the Turkmen television, as well as at all cultural events organized in the state and public organizations, in places of mass gatherings of people, during wedding parties and festivities."

As the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan.ru reports, the decree by the head of state names "negative effect of the use of phonograms on the development of the song-musical art in the period of independence" one of the main reasons of the ban on the use of phonograms.

The Ministry of Culture and TV and Radio broadcast of Turkmenistan, administrations of the country's regions and Ashgabat city were placed in charge of the implementation of this decree.

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