Next Stop: Turkmenistan

On his second stop while traveling along the fabled Central Asian Silk Road, Mike Shuster talks with Robert about newly-independent Turkmenistan, a land of contrasts caught between a grim Soviet communist past and an uncertain post-communist future. This land-locked arid nation is rich in natural gas, but poor in ways of distributing it and its sparse population of 4 million people has yet to benefit from the country's mineral fortunes.



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