21/08/2008 Universities will cancel classes on Ruhnama (II)
`This year Ruhnama, which stands for Treatise of Spirituality, will be taught not as a separate course but together with other courses on history, political science, economics and Turkmen renaissance.
Published in 2001, Ruhnama was the main ideological product and a basis of political propaganda under the first president Saparmurat Niyazov. Ruhnama was considered a source of universal knowledge and gained the title “holy”.’
Mandatory course on the “Holy Ruhnama”, a philosophical and historic book of the first president Saparmurat Niyazov, is abolished from 1 September, in all universities in Turkmenistan according to the newsagency Fergana.ru.