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Cross Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan to begin with documentary about Chingiz Aitmatov

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Cross Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan to begin with documentary about Chingiz Aitmatov


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The program of the Cross Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan opens on Friday, January 17, in Moscow, Kultura.RF reports. Its first event will be the premiere screening of the documentary called Chingiz Aitmatov - Days and Centuries.

The premiere will take place in the Great Hall of the Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature. The creative team that made the film will meet with the guests.

The documentary reflects the details of the biography of Chingiz Aitmatov, little known to a wide range of viewers. The film includes conversations with politicians, public figures, diplomats, directors, artists and writers. The main topic was chosen by Aitmatov’s words that he said at the Issyk-Kul Forum in 1986, “about the responsibility of leading politicians, scientists and cultural figures for the fateful processes taking place in the world, about establishing a dialogue between East and West”.

Russkiy Mir reported that the heads of state agreed to hold the Cross Year of Russia and Kyrgyzstan in 2020 at the beginning of last spring, during the state visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Bishkek. For the first time in almost a decade and a half, Russia will spend a cross-year with a CIS country. The program includes more than two hundred events. The opening ceremony is scheduled for February.

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