Bishkek, July 20 / Kabar /. President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev suggested that the leadership of Russia and the countries of the Altai language family should jointly build a historical and cultural center "Altai Civilization" in Altai.
"The center could become in the future a kind of sacred spiritual center, Mecca and Jerusalem of our peoples," Atambayev said during the opening speech at the International Forum "Altai civilization and related peoples of the Altaic language family", which started today in Bishkek.
Atambayev said that Kyrgyz people are ready to make a project of this center in a short time and build one of its pavilions - a museum of the history of the Yenisei Kyrgyz and the Kyrgyz Kaganate.
"I am confident that both the leadership and the president of Russia will support us. Because only care for all the peoples of Russia, including the Turkic-speaking peoples of the Russian Federation - the Tatars, Bashkirs, Yakuts, Chuvashs, Altaians, Khakass, Shors, and others - care and preservation of their language and culture, history and traditions can be an alternative to any radical ideas," he said.