Monument to Chinghiz Aitmatov to appear in Moscow

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Bishkek, June 9 /Kabar/. A monument to Chinghiz Aitmatov will be appeared in Moscow. The decision was made at the meeting of the Monumental Art Commission under the Moscow City Duma.

According to TASS media, yesterday, the Monumental Art Commission under the Moscow City Duma unanimously approved this proposal. The monument will be installed in the south of Moscow, in the park, named after the writer.

“The Commission unanimously decided to install Aitmatov's monument in the square of his name” the commission chairman Igor Voskresensky said.

As reported, the initiator of its installation — the Kyrgyz side — will finance erection of the monument.

Chinghiz Aitmatov was a Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz.

In addition to his literary work, Chinghiz Aitmatov was first the ambassador for the Soviet Union and later for Kyrgyzstan, to the European Union, NATO, UNESCO and the Benelux countries.

Aitmatov suffered kidney failure, and on 16 May 2008 was admitted to a hospital in Nuremberg, Germany, where he died of pneumonia on 10 June 2008 at the age of 79. After his death, Aitmatov was flown to Kyrgyzstan, where there were numerous ceremonies before he was buried in Ata Beyit cemetery, which he helped found and where his father most likely is buried, in Chong-Tash village, Alamüdün district, Chüy oblast, Kyrgyzstan.

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