• The region of present-day Turkmenistan is incorporated into the Russian Turkestan

  • Turkmenistan forms part of the Turkestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (ASSR).

  • Turkmenistan becomes a fully-fledged constituent republic of the USSR.

  • Turkman cotton production expands helping the economy boom.

  • A natural-gas pipeline to Iran is opens between the two countries.

  • An agreement is signed with Beijing on building a pipeline to supply Turkmen gas to China.

  • The pipeline opened for gas exports to China, breaking Russia's stranglehold on Turkmenistan's energy reserves.

  • Turkmenistan opens a second gas pipeline to Iran.

  • Afghanistan and Turkmenistan signs a 30-year gas agreement.

  • The four state gas companies of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India establish a company that will build, own and operate the planned 1,800 km Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) natural gas pipeline, which is expected to cost $10 billion.


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