The Long Riders' Guild

From Turkmenistan to Russia

Geldy Kyarizov mounted his Akhal Teke in 1988 and rode 4,300 kilometres (2,700 miles) from Ashgabat to Moscow. The journey took him through what is today Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Russia. He was forced to ride 370 miles through the scorching heat of the Kara Kum Desert. Divine Horses and Political Injustice recounts how Geldy was imprisoned by a Turkmen dictator.

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