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Monument to writer Chingiz Aitmatov opened in Russian capital

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Monument to writer Chingiz Aitmatov opened in Russian capital


A monument to Chingiz Aitmatov was installed in the park which bears the name of this Soviet and Kyrgyz writer, TASS reports. The monument is located at the intersection of Pavlovskaya Street and Podolskoye Highway in Moscow.

The opening ceremony was timed to the celebration of the anniversary of the writer’s novels And the Day Lasts Longer than a Century, The Scaffold and many others. This year marks 90 years from his birth.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin called the opening of the monument a symbol of long-standing friendship and a long-lived joint history of Russia and Kyrgyzstan. Millions of people, several generations in the Soviet Union and Russia know and love the works of Aitmatov, the mayor noted.

The Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky called Aitmatov's works a unique phenomenon. The writer had no match at the 20th century, the minister stressed.

The president of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov was the special guest of the ceremony. He warmly thanked Russia for efforts to eternize the writer in Russian, Kyrgyz and world literature.

Chingiz Aitmatov was born in Kyrgyzstan and wrote in Russian and Kyrgyz. He was awarded the Lenin Prize and three USSR State Prizes. His books have long been included in the treasure-house of literature.

The sculptor Azamat Abdrakhmanov and the architect Sergey Pavlov created the monument. They captured the writer sitting in a chair in deep thought.
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