Monuments in Bishkek

Aykol Manas (Magnanimous Manas)
Chingiz Aitmatov
Kalyk Akiyev
Alley of akins
Alley of Heroes of World War II
Alley of Government Statesmen of Kyrgyzstan XX century
Alley of rescuers
Maxim Ammosov
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
Mukhtar Auezov
Chernobyl victims
Cholponbek Bazarbaev
Zhusup Balasagyn
Talgat Begeldinov
Byubyusara Beyshenalieva
A monument of the blockades of Leningrad
Djoomart Bokonbaev
A monument to the Fighters of the Revolution
Chokan Valikhanov
A monument to warriors of Afghan
A monument to warriors of Batken
A monument to the heroes of Komsomol of the 20s and 40s
Maxim Gorky
F. A. Dzerzhinsky
Kind Angel of the World
Mosaic of Friendship of People (Meeting guests)
A monument of Friendship and Glory of Labour
There is a People's Friendship Monument in honour of the 100th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's entry to Russia
Ibraimov Jumabek
Ivanitsin, Alexei Illarionovich
Isanov Nasirdin
Kaynazarova Zuurakan
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Kojomkul, Baatyr Kaba uluu
Red Guards memorial
Kurenkeev Murataly
Kurmanjan Datka
Lenin, V. I.
A monument to Lenin
Manas, sculptural complex
Mirsaid Mirrakhimov
Ormon Khan
Osmonov Alykul
Fathers of the Nation
Pavluk Gennady Gregorievich (alias Ibrahim Rustambek)
Panfilov, general
Monument of Victory
Alexander Pushkin
K. I. Skryabin
Togolok Moldo
Tokombaev Aaly
Toktogul Satylganov
Tursunbaeva Tattybyubyu
Tynystanov Kasym
Umetaliev, Temirkul
Government flag stock
Frunze, Mikhail Vasilyevich
Shabdan Baatyr (Shabdan Djantaev)
Erkindik - statue of Liberty.
Yudakhin, Constantine
The monument in memory of those killed in the Aksy events of 2002 and the events of April 2010

Aykol Manas (Magnanimous Manas) Aykol Manas (Magnanimous Manas). Ala-Too square. A monument for the hero of the national epic Manas was put up on 31 August, 2011. Its sculptor was Bazarbai Sydykov. This was timed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan. This monument replaced Erkindik statue (Freedom). Manas is meant to become a symbol that will unite the nation. The height of the bronze monument with a pedestal comprise of 17 metres and 55 centimetres. According to the original sketch, Manas is meant to have a drawn sword in his right hand, however after discussion, it was decided the the sword should be sheathed and his right hand should be raised in greeting. Manas was cast in Moscow using cash donations and national sponsors. The monument arrived to Kyrgyzstan to Kadyr-tun (on the holy night of the Muslim fasting), and was set on the holy festival Orozo Ait. Top

Chingiz Aitmatov Chingiz Aitmatov (1928-2008). A writer. Location - Ala-Too square. His monument was erected on 30 August. Its sculptor was Sooronbai Beyshenbaev. The height of the monument is 7 metres and 70 centimetres. This monument was displayed to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Kyrgyzstan's independence. It was cast in Moscow using cash donations and national sponsors. Top

Kalyk Akiev Kalyk Akiev (1883-1953). He was a founder of written literature of Kyrgyzstan, also a komuz player, bard-improviser, singer, storyteller. His monument was installed on 23 September, 2011 at the intersection of Kalyk Akiev and Chui avenue. Funds for the production of granite monument was sought by all of his family, with the support of the government. Top

An alley of akyn An alley of akyn. It was opened on 17 November 2010, in a park named Togolok Moldo, on Bokonbaeva street. There is a monument dedicated to the national poet - akin Osmonkul Bolobalaev (1888 - 1967). Top

Alley of Heroes of World War II Alley of Heroes of World War II, 1941-1945 (Molodaya Gvardia - Chui). Alley of Heroes was set in 1975 in honour of the 30th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War (Architect - V. Kurbatov). There are busts in bronze in the alley: Heroes of the Soviet Union - D. Shopokov, C. Tuleberdiev, G. Konkin, G. Petrenko, I. Moskalenko, N. Ananiev. This alley ends in granite stelae with inscribed names of 72 heroes of Kyrgyzstan, who received high title of Hero of the Great Patriotic War. Top

Alley of Government Statesmen of Kyrgyzstan XX century Alley of Government Statesmen of Kyrgyzstan XX century, 1996. Pushkin street, Central Square. Bust sculptures of Ishak Razzakov -1995, Isakeev Bayaly, Torobai Kulatov -1998, Abdrahmanov Yusup, Orozbekov Abdykadyr, Sydykov Abdykerim, Uyumbaev Ahmatbek, Masaliev Absamat, Bolot Mambetov -1998, Sultan Ibraimov - 1998, Duisheev Arstanbek, Abdy Suerkulov. Top

Alley of rescuers Alley of rescuers. It was opened on 1 July, 2011 in the "Victory" park at the South gate to mark the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. In the alley, there is a bronze monument of a rescuer - a man with a little girl in his arms, which says "Korgoo. Saktoo. Jardam" - "Protection. Salvation. Help". Its sculptor - Dastan Fazylov. This alley was created by the rescuers themselves within 3 months. Kyrgyzstan has about 6000 rescuers. There are more than 300 emergencies a year in the country. In just 20 years of the Ministry of Emergency Situations existence, more than 10 thousand people were rescued. Top

Maxim Ammosov Maxim Ammosov. Bust monument of Maxim Ammosov (1897-1938). Its sculptor - Turgunbai Sadykov. This monument was installed on 7 December, 2012 in Oak Park, with the participation of the delegation of the Republic of Sakha, in honour of the 115th anniversary of Ammosov. Ammosov was a Soviet state and party leader, an active participant in the struggle for Soviet power in Siberia. He played an essential role in the creation of the Yakut ASSR. In 1937, he was appointed first secretary of the Kyrgyz regional committee. In July 1937, he was elected first secretary of the republic. However, in that same year he was arrested and executed in 1938. In 1956, he was posthumously rehabilitated. All costs associated with the manufacture and installation of the monument was taken care of by the Government of Yakutia. Top

A monument to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk A monument to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, set in a park of Ataturk. He was the founder of modern Turkey - the first president of the republic. Top

Mukhtar Auezov Mukhtar Auezov (1897-1961). Kazakh writer, poet, playwright, and a scholar. In 2001, his monument was built by Turgunbay Sadykov, the sculptor, and Eugene Pisarski, the architect. Top

The monument to Chernobyl victims The monument to Chernobyl victims, which is located at the park of Julius Fuchik. The obelisk is made of red and black granite with a height of 8 m. It is dedicated to the "Citizens of Kyrgyzstan, who took part in the aftermath of the tragedy, which occurred on 26 April, 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant". Between 1986 to 1992, during the elimination of accident more than 600,000 people were involved, of whom about 3200 were Kyrgyz people. Top

Cholponbek Bazarbaev Cholponbek Bazarbaev (1949-2002). He was a Kyrgyz ballet dancer. A bronze monument was installed on 24 September, 2012 on the Theatre alley, located between the National Museum of Fine Arts and the Republican Children's and Youth Library of Bayalinov, opposite the State Opera and Ballet of A. Maldybaev. The author of the monument - sculptor, Marat Ogobaev. The sculpture was installed on the initiative of the Ch. Bazarbaev organisation formed in 2011. Top

Zhusup Balasagyn (Yusuf Hass Khadjibey Balasaguni (Balasagun) Zhusup Balasagyn (Yusuf Hass Khadjibey Balasaguni (Balasagun), 1018-1086). The monument was installed in 2003 in front of the National University. The great thinker of the Middle Ages, poet, scientist, philosopher, and a social activist. He acquired extensive knowledge of astronomy, mathematics and medicine. He was born in the capital city of Balasagun in Karakhanid. He was buried in a mausoleum in the city of Kashgar. A National University in Bishkek was named in the honour of Zhusup Balasagyn. His portrait is also depicted on the 100-som banknote.. Top

Talgat Begeldinov Talgat Begeldinov (born in 1922). Twice a hero of the Soviet Union, pilot - strike-fighter. He was an ethnic Kazakh. His monument was installed on 29 October, 1948 at Molodaya Gvardia ('Young Guards') avenue (at an intersection of Moscow street). The monument was created by a sculptor - I. A. Abakumov and an architect - V. Veryuzhsky. During World War II, Begeldinov made 305 sorties and destroyed a lot of equipment and personnel of the German fascists. He was awarded Order of Lenin, two Orders of the Red Banner, Order of Alexander Nevsky, World War 1 and 2 degrees, the Red Star, the Order of Glory 3 degrees and medals. Top

Byubyusara Beyshenalieva Byubyusara Beyshenalieva (1926-1973). Her monument is located north of the Opera and Ballet Theatre. Beyshenalieva was a famous ballerina and one of the founders of the National Ballet School. She is imprinted on the 5-som bank note. Top

A monument of the blockades of Leningrad A monument of the blockades of Leningrad. It was opened on 8 May, 2012 at the Victory park of D. Asanov at the South gate of Bishkek. This monument depicts the figure of a woman in white marble, who is holding a baby in her arms from the siege of Leningrad. A capsule with earth in it from Piskarevsky cemetery lies under the monument, where the dead of blockade of Leningrad are buried. The memorial complex is dedicated to the victims of the siege of Leningrad and the Kyrgyz people, who took children of Leningrad to their families, evacuated in 1942. Over 16,000 citizens of Leningrad, including 3.5 thousand of children have been evacuated in to Kyrgyzstan. Top

A bust monument in remembrance of Djoomart Bokonbaev A bust monument in remembrance of Djoomart Bokonbaev (1910-1944), poet and playwright. It was set on Erkindik avenue (intersection of Bokonbaev street) on 5 November, 1947 (its sculptor - S. M. Manuilova and architect - V. Veryuzhsky). The poet was killed in 1944 during a business trip, in preparation for the filming of the plot of epic "Manas". In 2003, the monument was stolen by unknown malefactors in order to sell the non-ferrous metal. Historical information on Bokonbaev monument indicates that it was made of concrete, tinted to look like bronze and coated with a black paint. But, according to the poet's son, the bust monument was made of aluminium alloy. The monument was found sawn apart, and unfortunately, could not be reconstructed. Top

A monument to the Fighters of the Revolution A monument to the Fighters of the Revolution (Chui-Soviet avenue). Established in 1978 (sculptor - T. Sadykov and architect - G. Kutateladze). On a high granite pedestal is a statue of a woman with the flag in her hand. With the other hand, she points to those who gave their lives for the bright future. Two side groups symbolise the awakening of the people and their participation in the revolution. The prototype of the woman figure was Urkuya Salieva (1910-1934), who was an activist for social change in southern Kyrgyzstan in the early years of socialism. She was killed by prosperous farmers. Top

Chokan Valikhanov (1835-1965). A monument depicting Valikhanov with a group of manaschi installed in 2002. Valikhanov was a Kazakh scholar, historian, ethnographer and folklorist, traveller, educator, and a Russian officer and scout. He collected a large amount of material for a dictionary of the Kyrgyz language, recorded and translated many local tales and songs. An important result was the opening of the Kyrgyz oral tradition, numbering half a million lines of the epic Manas. Top

A monument to warriors of Afghan A monument to warriors of Afghan. It was established in 1996 in the park of Ataturk. Architects include T. Kenesh and J. Isakov. Afghan War lasted from 1979 to 1989. From 25 December 1979 to 15 February 1998, 13,833 troopers of 40th army killed or died of wounds and disease, including the 1,979 officers and generals. Total of 6,669 "Afghan war veterans" became disabled, 1,479 of which are disabled of the first degree. Top

A monument to warriors of Batken A monument to warriors of Batken. In May 2004, at an intersection of Kiev-Logvinenko streets, next to the building of the Ministry of Defence of Kyrgyzstan, a bronze monument to soldiers of Batken was installed. It became a personification of courage and immortalised heroism of soldiers killed during the Batken events of 1999-2001. In 1999, between July - August, Batken and Chon-Alai districts of Osh region got invaded by armed forces of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Fierce clashes took place in the days of August 1999-2000. Top

A monument to the heroes of Komsomol of the 20s and 40s. A monument to the heroes of Komsomol of the 20s and 40s. It was established in 1963 at Chui Avenue - Boulevard of Molodaya Gvardia ("Young Guards boulevard"). There are two figures on a granite pedestal - a Russian young man in Red Army helmet, in a coat with coils and boots, holding a rifle in his hands (sculpted by V. Puzyrevsky and G. Tupyh). He fought against the enemies of young Soviet government. Next to him is his friend- Kyrgyz man, in a helmet and a cape with a machine gun in his hands going to war with fascist invaders. There are words engraved in gold saying: "Heroes of Komsomol of an older generation. Komsomols of sixties. July 1963". Next to it on the pedestal - "We were going to fight for communism". This monument is a symbol of unbreakable friendship of the people of Soviet Union. Top

A monument dedicated to Maxim Gorky A monument dedicated to Maxim Gorky in Gorky Park, located behind the Palace of Sports. The park is quite small, dedicated to the Russian writer, Alexei Peshkov (1868-1936), who wrote under the pen name of Maxim Gorky. Top

A monument dedicated to F. A. Dzerzhinsky A monument dedicated to F. A. Dzerzhinsky (1877 - 1926). The founder is Emergency Commission, EC, (KGB). It was installed in Oak Park, at an intersection with Pushkin street in 1987. The author of this sculpture was T. Sadykov. (Between 1948 to 1984, there was a monument dedicated to Lenin on this same place. Sculptor - N. Neroda, architect - V. Veryuzhsky). In 1999, the monument of Dzerzhinsky was dismantled and moved to Tynystanova street, west side of the National Library. In its place is now a monument of Freedom - "Erkindik". Top

Kind Angel of the World Kind Angel of the World - an architectural-park complex. It was set on 26 July, 2008 in the park of Julius Fuchik. Top

Mosaic of Friendship of People (Meeting guests) Mosaic of Friendship of People (Meeting guests). 1964. Material: smalt with small patches of ceramic tiles. Author of the sketch: Andrey Mikhalev. Made by: workshop at KhudFond (Artistic Fund of Union of Artists) Kyrgyz SSR. It is located on Mir (World) avenue, crossing Azhibekov-Batyr street (near the old airport). Top

A monument of Friendship and Glory of Labour A monument of Friendship and Glory of Labour. It was set in a park behind the Historical Museum in 1974 to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Kyrgyz SSR and the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan. The monument is a symmetric-pair monument of nine-metre height - granite obelisk of dark red colour. On the north side is the coat of arms of the Kyrgyz SSR. Just below - clear grooves create the impression of the national flag of the Republic. On the sides of the monument, symbolising the flag, two Orders of Lenin and the Order of Friendship of People. At the monument, there is a plate with an inscription: "Built in the 50th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic and the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan. 1974". Looters were able to take down relief images of four orders and plates with corresponding messages of decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet made of wrought copper. Top

There is a People's Friendship Monument in honour of the 100th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's entry to Russia. There is a People's Friendship Monument in honour of the 100th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's entry to Russia. It was opened in 1974 in the park, on Chui prospect, Ala-Too square. Sculptors include T. Sadykov, Z. Khabibulin, O. B. Bakashev, and architect - A. Nezhurin.
The monument is 28 metres high, it represents two wings-like pylons made ​​of concrete, lined with white marble. Pylons are girded with high relief made ​​of copper by hammering and chasing. The base of the monument is of grey marble. The composition consists of 13 high relief figures symbolising the unbreakable friendship of Kyrgyz and Russian people. In the centre of the composition are two women - mothers: Russian and Kyrgyz. Their hands are held together in a handshake. Top

Ibraimov Jumabek Ibraimov Jumabek (1944-1999). The monument was erected on Erkindik boulevard (crosses Abdymomunova). Ibraimov was a mayor in Bishkek between 1993-1995. He was a Prime Minister from 25 December 1998 until his death on 4 April, 1999 (stomach cancer).
He was the first Prime Minister, who stated publicly about corruption in high places within government and the need to fight it.
The monument was erected on the initiative of the widow and the means of the family. Architect - S. Abyshev, sculptor - M. Djumaliev. Top

Ivanitsin, Alexei Illarionovich Ivanitsin, Alexei Illarionovich (1870-1925). A monument - bust on a granite pedestal was designed for the first head of Pishpek Bolshevik organisation. Sculptor N. Lodyagin. It was established in 1957 at the intersection of Erkindik - Ivanitsin streets.
1 January 1918, Ivanitsin overturned government power. After the New Year's demonstration in Oak Park, Ivanitsin and his group arrested all the regimental team and freed all the prisoners from the prison. The next day, they picked a Chairman of the Board of Pishkek and declared Soviet power in the city and the region. Ivanitsin was killed in Tashkent by a "class enemy" on the night of 5 January 1925.
Lodyagin, the sculptor, created the bust of Ivanitsin using photographs of Ivanitsin son - Paul, because at that time they could not find any photographs of Alexei Illarionovich. Top

Isanov, Nasirdin Isanov, Nasirdin (1943-1991). The monument was installed in 2003 on Erkindik boulevard (intersection of Moscow street) in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Bishkek. The sculptor of the monument was V. A. Shestopal. Isanov was a statesman, the first Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan and an academician of Engineering Academy of the USSR. He died in a car crash. It is believed that Isanov was killed due to his relations to Kumtor. At that time, he was negotiating about who to entrust gold production in the country. Top

Kaynazarova Zuurakan Kaynazarova Zuurakan (1972-1982). The memorial bust of pink granite was installed in 1975 on the Erkindik boulevard of Manaschi Sagymbay street. Sculptor B. K. Sydykov.
She was twice Hero of Socialist Labour, the innovator of collective farming, grower and harvester of beetroot, team leader of the collective farm named "Druzhba" of Sokuluk district. Kaynazarova was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1937-1946 and 1950-1954, respectively). She was a delegate of 3-12th Congress of the CP of Kyrgyzstan, an elected member of the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan. She was also a member and Vice-Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the Kyrgyz SSR. She was awarded three Orders of Lenin, Order of the Red Banner of Labour and other medals. Top

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Their monument was installed in Oak Park. According to the recollections of old residents, this monument replaced the statue of Stalin. Top

Kojomkul, Baatyr Kaba uluu Kojomkul, Baatyr Kaba uluu (1888-1955). The monument was erected at the Palace of Sports in 2004. Its sculptor was Bazarbai Sydykov. Kojomkul was a legendary warrior of the Kyrgyz people. He got himself known by his noble deeds and loud sporting achievements. By the end of the 20s of the XX century, he had no equal in all of Kyrgyzstan.
Physique characteristics of the athlete: Height - 197 cm (according to other sources - 230cm). Weight - 164 kg (according to other sources - 203 kg). Shoe size - 52. The length of the hand - 26 centimetres. The width of the thumb - 4 centimetres. Top

Red Guards memorial Red Guards memorial - Oak Park. A mass grave with obelisk of Red Guards who died in the struggle for Soviet power and the "Eternal Flame" in memory of the fallen in the Great Patriotic War.
In November 1957, the monument was renovated by architect named I. Lublin. Now it is an 11-metre high obelisk of polished red granite, ending with a hammer and sickle in a frame of bronze wreath. In the corners of the pedestal on the carriages are gun barrels cast of bronze. Granite slabs contain engraved names of 43 victims of the First Pishpek Red Guards Regiment. The inscription reads: "Eternal glory to those who died for the power of the Soviets".
The monument replaced an earlier simple wooden structure. In December 1918, the counter-revolutionaries revolted. Bolshevik government was under great threat. The battle lasted for 8 days. When reinforcements arrived from Vernyi (Almaty) under the command of Yakov Logvynenko, the rebellion was suppressed. Bolshevik fatalities were buried in a mass grave in Oak Park. Logvynenko died in 1933 and was also buried in this grave.
On the west side of the monument, an eternal flame was open in 1970 for Red Guards in memory of those killed in the Great Patriotic War (architect A. Isaev). Currently, the fire is not lit. Top

Kurenkeev Murataly Kurenkeev Murataly (1860-1949). He was a composer and musician, performer on national instruments (kyyak, komuz and choor). Kurenkeev was a national artist of the Kyrgyz SSR (1936). His monument-bust was installed in 1961 on the Moscow street and Panfilov street near the College of Music. Top

Kurmanjan Datka Kurmanjan Datka (Kurmandjan Mamatbek kyzy - 1811-1907). She was a stateswoman and a military leader, the leader and ruler of the Kyrgyz Alai. She was often called "the queen of the Alai." She had a title of "Datka"(General) in the Kokand Khanate. She was a colonel of the Russian Imperial Army (1876). Her monument was erected in 2004 in Oak Park at the intersection of Erkindik boulevard and Pushkin street. Sculptor - Victor Shestopal, architect - Alex Muksinov.
Statues of Lenin (1948-1984), Dzerzhinsky (1987-1999) and Erkindik (1999- 2004) used to be on this site. Top

Lenin, V. I. Lenin, V. I. Monument dedicated to Vladimir Lenin(1870-1924). It was installed on 22 January, 1948 in Oak Park, at the intersection of Erkindik boulevard and Pushkin street. Sculptor - N. Neroda, architect - V. Veryuzhsky. The monument was an obelisk, the top of which was a full-length figure of Lenin. The height of the monument was 13 metres.
In 1984, the monument was removed, and a new grand monument of Lenin of bronze figure weighing around 17 tonne was opened on Ala-Too Square in front of the Historical Museum. On 7 November 2003, the monument was dismantled and moved to the square behind the Historical Museum. His place was taken by Erkindik monument(Freedom). Top

A monument to Lenin. It was established in 1980. FEZ "Bishkek". Top

Manas, sculptural complex Manas, sculptural complex. It was established in 1981 in front of the Philharmonic building(crossing of Chui - Manas streets). Architectural and sculptural composition of Manas was devoted to the main heroes of the same name Kyrgyz epic. The centre of the composition consists of Manas figure riding a horse Ak-Kul with full panoply, killing the dragon. The sculpture is 6.3 metres high, the length of the dragon is 13 metres, the height of the pedestal lined with grey granite is 14.7 metres.
Below the central figure, at the edges, there are two figures: Kanykei - wife of Manas and sage, Bakai. All three figures are made of copper.
Along the edges of the sculpture are busts of red granite of the great storytellers of epic "Manas": Naymanbai Balykov, Tynybek Zhapiev, Sagynbai Orozbakov, Sayakbai Karalaev. Architectural and sculptural composition is surrounded by a pool with fountains and flowerbeds. Skulptor - T. Sadykov, architect - A. Petchenkin. Top

MIG MIG, Kiev street, in front of the headquarters of the National Guard. Previously, it housed 5 central classes - Aviation School, where students were taught from Africa, Asia and Latin America, as well as some of the socialist countries. Top

Mirsaid       Mirrakhimov Mirsaid Mirrakhimov (1927-2008) - a clinical psychologist, scientist and clinician, academician of the National Academy of Sciences, honoured scientist and honoured doctor. A monument-bust was installed on 27 March, 2012 at the main entrance to the National Centre of Cardiology and Therapy. Top

Ormon Khan Ormon Khan. The monument was opened on 5 November, 2002 by President A. Akayev to his "great ancestor". It was installed on Mir prospect, before the old airport. Ormon Khan (1791-1854) was Manap. In 1842, he convened kurultay, on which he was proclaimed khan. He established his own symbol of power, banner and published a set of legislative decrees. He strengthened national basis and has created a military structure. In the attempt to subdue the tribe of bugintsy, he was captured and killed. Top

Osmonov, Alykul Osmonov, Alykul (1915-1950) - His monument is located on Abdrakhmanov street, near the National Library. He was a national poet. His monument was installed in 1997 by a sculptor called Mamatkulov Ravshanbek. Top

Fathers of the Nation Fathers of the Nation. The monument contains bronze sculptures of prominent public and political figures of Kyrgyzstan. It was installed at the intersection of Pushkin and Turusbekova. Now it is just concrete steps with inscriptions. Top

Pavluk Gennady Gregorievich (alias Ibrahim Rustambek) Pavluk Gennady Gregorievich (alias Ibrahim Rustambek) (1958 - 2009). The monument was erected in 2010 on Abdrakhmanova street, near the Youth Library of K. Bayalinova, opposite the information agency Kabar by "Ata-Meken" party. It was cast in bronze about 250 kg, 170 cm high. On the pedestal of the monument it reads: "Those who sow freedom with the word".
Pavluk was a freelance journalist. He was published in the Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Russian media. He was a member of the Russian Union of Journalists. He was awarded various international prizes and awards. On 22 December, 2009 he was killed in the city of Almaty. The journalist was tied up and thrown out of a sixth-floor apartment window. The killing was recognised as a kill order and related to the professional activities of a journalist.
On 20 May 2012, malefactors stole the bronze statue. It was found sawn apart. Remaining parts with the addition of 100 kg of bronze were used to cast a new statue, increased in size. The President Atambayev has allocated 15 thousand dollars of personal funds to restore the stolen monument.
On 10 December 2012, this monument was erected on the same place on the pedestal 60 cm high. The sculpture has a previous composition. This monument was opened to all who defended the honour of the journalists who died for a cause. Top

Panfilov, general Panfilov, general (1911-1941). The monument was erected on 7 November, 1942 in the park of the Red Star, now known as Panfilov park. (Granite and cement. Sculptors - O. Manuylova, A. Manuilov, architect - V. Veryuzhsky).
Since 1937, Ivan Panfilov was the Head of Staff of the Central Asian Military District, in 1938, he was appointed military commissar of the Kyrgyz SSR. During the Great Patriotic War from July 1941, he commanded the 316th Infantry Division. In defensive battles near Moscow in October and November of 1941, officers and men of the division, holding the defensive line in Volokolamsk direction, showed great patriotism and heroism. The Commander himself was killed in action on 18 November, 1941 by a chip of the German mine. He was a hero of the Soviet Union. Top

Monument of Victory Monument of Victory - Victory Square. Memorial - Architectural and sculptural composition was completed in 1985, for the 40th anniversary of the victory in World War II. Sculptors include T.Sadykov, M. K. Anikushkin, architects include V. Lyzenko, V. B. Bukhaev.
Three curved arcs represent a yurt with a sculpture of a woman, a mother with a cup in her hands, standing under tunduk near the eternal flame that awaits the return of her husband and sons from the war. The other two compositions: the sculptural image of two men carrying a disassembled machine gun, and a group of men with children, solemnly returning from the war. Along the edges of the stairs leading to the arch are 6 marble slabs. There are short inscriptions on them in Kyrgyz and Russian languages, the historical significance of the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, the list of heroes of the Soviet Union and complete chevaliers of the Order of Glory of three classes - people of Kyrgyzstan, on the participation of the Communists and Komsomol members of the republic in the war, about the exploits of people in the rear. Top

A monument dedicated to Alexander Pushkin A monument dedicated to Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837). It was installed in 1999 in front of the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after the first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin.
The inscription on the monument: "Erected in honour of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great poet, 6 June, 1999. It was cast at "Uralmash" factory as a gift to Kyrgyzstan from Sverdlovsk region". Sculptor - B. Shestopal, architect - R. Muksinov. Top

A monument dedicated to K. I. Skryabin (1878-1972). It is installed in front of the Kyrgyz Agrarian Academy of Skryabin in 1982. Skryabin was a Russian and Soviet biologist and the founder of the national helminthological science, academician of Academy of Science of USSR (1939), Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR (1944), Hero of Socialist Labour (1958), laureate of Lenin and Stalin prizes. Top

Togolok Moldo Togolok Moldo (a pseudonym, real name Baiymbet Abdyrakhmanov, 1860-1942). The monument is located in Togolok Moldo park, Moscow street. Togolok Moldo was a poet and one of the most famous manaschy. He was the creator of the first Kyrgyz fables and an artist of the epic of "Manas". He is printed on 20 som note. The memorial bust of solid pink granite was installed in 1962 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this national bard, Togolok Moldova, in the centre of the square named in his honour on Moscow street. Sculptor -M. Manuylova. Top

Tokombaev Aaly Tokombaev Aaly (1904-1988). The monument was erected in 1996 on Abdrakhmanov street, south of the Museum of Fine Arts, in front of the Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Tokombaev was one of the founders of the Kyrgyz professional literature. He wrote under the pseudonym Balka (Hammer).
Tokombaev was a famous akin that contributed to the development of modern forms of Kyrgyz literature, using a modified version of the Cyrillic alphabet.
He was a national poet and academician of Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyzstan. He was also a hero of Socialist Labour. For his outstanding contribution to the development of the Kyrgyz literature, Aaly Tokombaev was awarded the Order of Lenin, three Orders of the Red Banner and the Order of "Badge of Honour", medal. Top

Toktogul Satylganov Toktogul Satylganov (1864 - 1933). The monument was installed in 1974 on the south side of the Opera and Ballet Theatre. On the pedestal of red granite, is a bronze figure of akin holding komiz instrument in his hand. The height of the monument is 7 metres. Artist of this monument is G. Aitiev and architect is A. Isaev. Satylganov was a poet, singer and musician. His komuz can be seen in the Historical Museum. A hydroelectric station was named in his honour. He appears on the 100 som bank note. Top

Tattybyubyu Tursunbaeva Tattybyubyu Tursunbaeva (1944-1981). Honoured Artist of the Kirghiz SSR, Union kinematogrfistov USSR and the Union of theatrical figures of Kyrgyzstan.
The memorial bust was installed April 30, 1914 on the north side of the Kyrgyz National Academic Drama Theater named after T. Abdumomunova in the park named after the actress. Height bronze bust - 1,20 m, width - 1,10 meters. The total height of the monument along with pedestal - about 3 meters. Sculpture is an inscription - " Tattybubu."
Sculptors Omurbay Usebaev and Tahir Mederov. The monument was commissioned by the brother of actress - Honored Artist KR Nurkan Tursunbaeva. Top

Tynystanov, Kasym Tynystanov, Kasym (1901-1938) - scientist and pioneer of science in Kyrgyzstan, the creator of the Kyrgyz language grammar, and the pan-politician. His monument is located on the Avenue of Youth, at the National University. Top

Umetaliev, Temirkul Umetaliev, Temirkul (1908-1991). He is known as a writer and a public figure. Many of his poems have been translated into Russian, Ukrainian, Kazakh, Uzbek, Tajik and other languages. He was awarded orders and medals. In 1968, he was awarded the title of "People's Poet of the Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic". Top

Government flag stock Government flag stock. Ala-Too square. It was built in 1998, 18 meters high, which raised the national flag of Kyrgyzstan. In 2009, the old flag pole was replaced with a new one, 45 meters high with a flag of 10 x 15 metres. It is supervised by special guard post that changes every hour. Top

Frunze, Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze, Mikhail Vasilyevich (1885-1925). The monument is located in the square on Erkindik street. It was established on 25 October, 1967 on a high pedestal, trimmed with polished red granite. Frunze was a member of the October Revolution of 1917. He has held command positions. He died in November 1925, during the operation, becoming, by convincing research findings of R. A. Medvedev and V. D. Topolyansky, one of the many victims of the Stalinist dictatorship. Top

Shabdan Baatyr (Shabdan Djantaev) Shabdan Baatyr (Shabdan Djantaev, 1839-1912). The monument was erected on the alley of Youth, further down Philharmonic building. He is the son of khan Djantai Karabekov and a descendant of Attake-Batyr. One of the tribal rulers of the Kyrgyz people of sarybagysh tribe. He was famous for successful forays into Barymte. He served in Tashkent with khan's viceroy Kanaate. In 1862, he followed his father by taking Russian citizenship. Baatyr cooperated with the Russian authorities in exile of Kokand people from the North and South of Kyrgyzstan. He received the rank of an army officer, living up to the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1883, he was a member of Turkestan delegation on coronation of Alexander III. Top

Erkindik. Statue of Liberty. Erkindik. Statue of Liberty. The monument was erected in 1999 to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the independence of Kyrgyzstan, to replace Dzerzhinsky monument (Oak Park, at the intersection of Erkindik and Pushkin). Dzerzhinsky monument was dismantled and moved to Tynystanov street, western side of the National Library.
In 2003, Erkindik monument was moved to Ala-Too square and installed in the place of the dismantled statue of Lenin. Lenin monument was moved to the park behind the Historical Museum.
On the night of 28 to 29 June 2011, Erkindik statue was dismantled. On 31 August, on Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan, a monument to the hero of the national epic "Manas" Aikol Manas (Manas Magnanimous) was placed there instead.
Total height of Erkindik sculpture without the pedestal - 12 metres. The weight of the monument made of wrought copper - 4 tons. The statue represents a figure of a winged woman on the ball, which raises tyundyuk - the top of the structure of the yurt, a symbol of the hearth.
However, women never pick tyundyuk up, only men do. Kyrgyz people had a cursed wish that there were no men who would lift tyundyuk.
In addition, the face of the statue looked like the face of former president Askar Akayev's wife - Mairam. Top

Yudakhin, Constantine Yudakhin, Constantine (1890-1975). The monument was erected in the square in front of the national university. Yudakhin was a Soviet linguist specialist in Turkic philology, professor, doctor of philological sciences. He was engaged in the development of new national alphabets for the people of the USSR. He compiled bilingual dictionaries for Uzbek and Uighur languages. The main work - a fundamental "Kyrgyz-Russian dictionary", which contributed to the formation of the Kyrgyz language. Top

The monument in memory of those killed in the Aksy events of 2002 and the events of April 2010. The monument in memory of those killed in the Aksy events of 2002 and the events of April 2010.
The monument represents an exposition of two stones: black and white. At the joint of the two stones people push away the black stone. The monument symbolises the victory of good over evil, light over dark. The memorial includes a list of the deceased who gave their lives for the better future of Kyrgyzstan.
On both sides of the white part of the monument are the two inscriptions outlined in gold in Kyrgyz language: "In the light memory of the deceased in 2002 in Aksy and in April 2010 for the freedom of the people", "For those who laid their heads down for the freedom of the people, who immortalised themselves with their feat dying for the country's future".
The height and width of the monument is 7 metres (sculptor - S. Adiev, architects include W. Beyshenbiev and T. Alykulov).
On 17 March, 2002 in the village of Bospiek Aksy district, police opened fire on demonstrators who demanded release of the deputy of Jogorku Kenesh, Azimbek Beknazarov, who spoke against certain decisions of then ruled President Askar Akayev. The clashes killed six residents of Aksy district, about 50 people were shot and wounded.
On 7 April 2010 the government was overthrown. On Ala-Too square, 86 people were killed and hundreds were injured. In Bishkek, large shopping centres were destroyed and individual objects were captured. Top

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