Dedicated to the works of famous Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov exhibition “Stories of mountains and steppes” was opened in Yekaterinburg. This was reported on Saturday the foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan.
“The exhibition project of the literary heritage of the people’s writer of Kyrgyzstan and recognized classic of modern literature Aitmatov was created based on the extensive book and magazine material stored in the collections of the main library of the region. A large retrospective exhibition reflected the creative portrait Aitmatov, created from fragments of articles, speeches, interviews, excerpts from writings, archival photos, illustrations, and interesting facts of the biography of a writer”, – is spoken in the message of the foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan.
Dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the birth of the writer the event was organized at the initiative of the Sverdlovsk regional universal scientific library named after Belinsky supported by the Ministry of culture of the region and the Kyrgyz Consulate General in Ekaterinburg.
According to the foreign Ministry of Kyrgyzstan, which opened in this city the exhibition helps its visitors to estimate the scope of the “creativity of Aitmatov in the world culture and art”.
“The exhibition project “Stories of mountains and steppes” will last for two months. Commemorative events in the framework of the “Aitmatov’s days” will be held in the middle Urals at several venues, including other libraries of the region”, – assured the Ministry.
Aitmatov was born in 1928 in Talas region of Kyrgyzstan. He is the author of dozens of famous works written in Russian and Kyrgyz languages, including “the White ship”, “the First teacher”, “Jamila”, “mother’s field”, “Block” and so on. For special merits in the field of literature the writer has repeatedly won various prestigious awards, including the USSR State prize, Lenin prize, European literary award, an international prize of the Mediterranean centre for cultural initiatives of Italy and many others.
Aitmatov managed to prove themselves in the field of diplomacy, heading in the 90-ies of the last century of the Embassy of the USSR, and then Russia and Kyrgyzstan in the European countries. Writer, died in June 2008, did not live only months before his 80th birthday. He was buried with full honours in Bishkek located near the memorial complex “ATA-Beyit” (“Memory of ancestors”).