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Famous Turkmens

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Khalnazar Agakhanov ambassador
  • Muslim Agayew football player
  • Myratgeldy Akmammedov politician
  • Annakurban Amanklychev human rights activist
  • Mesgen Amanov chess grandmaster
  • Makhammetgeldi Annaamanov politician
  • Annagul Annakuliyeva opera singer, actress
  • Grigory Aronshtam former president Turkmen SSR
  • Gurbannazar Ashirov politician
  • Gurbanmyrat Atayew politician
  • Aksoltan Atayewa permanent representative to United Nations
B
  • Inha Babakova Olympic medalist, high jumper
  • Sergey Artem'yevich Balasanian composer
  • Aliasker Bashirov boxer
  • Durdy Bayramov artist
  • Umurbek Bazarbayev weightlifter
  • Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow president
  • Batyr Berdiyew former ambassador
  • Kurban Berdyev football coach
  • Danil Burkenya Olympic medalist, track and field
D - H
  • Annaguly Deryayev engineer, politician
  • Durdy Durdyyew politician
  • Khodjamyrat Geldimyradov politician
  • Rahym Gurbanmammedow football coach
  • Nurmuhammet Hanamow former ambassador
  • Tolkunbek Hudaybergenov weightlifter
  • Husein Huseinov painter, film art director
  • Elnur Huseynov singer
  • Amangeldy Hydyr painter
K
  • Maxim Kalashnikov writer, publicist, political activist
  • Sapardurdy Khadzhiev human rights activist
  • Oleg Kononenko Russian cosmonaut
  • Larisa Kositsyna high jumper
  • Awdy Kulyyew first foreign minister

M

  • Yuri Magdiyew football coach
  • Agageldi Mammetgeldiyev politician
  • Rasit Meredow deputy prime minister
  • Andrey Molchanov swimmer
  • Veli Mukhatov composer
  • Ogulsapar Myradowa human rights activist, journalist
N
  • Valentina Nazarova track, field sprint athlete
  • Remigija Nazaroviene heptathlete
  • Saparmurat Niyazov first president Turkmenistan
  • Byashim Nurali painter
  • Guwanc Nurmuhammedow judoku
  • Isanguly Nuryyew politician
O - Y
  • Handszar Odeev Chess grandmaster
  • Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev politician
  • Magtymguly Pyragy spiritual leader
  • Khalmurad Sakhatmuradov former president Turkmen SSR
  • Aygyl Tajiyeva activist, politician
  • Kakaev Yakshigeldy politician
  • Iraida Yusupova composer

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.