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Chingiz Aitmatov lived between 1928 –2008, and is the most famous Kyrygz writer. He initially sought a career in agriculture, but moved to Moscow to take up literary studies.In the 1950's, he worked for Pravda, which was the official communist newspaper.He began writing in both...More
For Westerners it has always remained a mystery why someone whose father was executed after being charged with 'bourgeois nationalism' remained loyal to the Soviet system. Aitmatov's Kyrgyz father who was a loyal civil servant in the village of Sheker (eastern Kyrgyz Republic) was shot...More
The monument is situated on the central square of the city. Actually there is a bus stop in front of the monument, you can also make a good shot of the whole AlaToo square from here. It's too hot here in summer and you will...More
HZaving seen it or not does not give me an impression aboout this beautiful country. The monument stands there like an old Lenin statue. Must you really see it? Decide yourself. I would not miss it if its removed tomorrow.