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Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States

TURKPA visited Ata-Beyit National Historical and Memorial Complex and Chingiz Aitmatov House-Museum

TURKPA delegation visited the Ata-Beyit National Historical and Memorial Complex and Chingiz Aitmatov House-Museum, during the official visit to Bishkek.

The National Historical and Memorial Complex Ata-Beyit, a state institution under the Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic, was opened on July 8, 2000 in the village of Tash-Dobo, Alamudin district, Chui region of the country, near the foothills of the Kyrgyz Ridge with the aim of restoration and preservation of the historical memory of the most important stages of development of the Kyrgyz statehood.

The total area of the Ata-Beyit Complex is 3.087 hectares. The complex contains the documents and photographs of the political development of Kyrgyzstan in the 1920-1930s, materials about the victims of the Chon-Tash burial. The cemetery is located in the center of the complex. The complex includes monuments, sculptures and a museum built in the form of а yurt. The memorial was named Ata-Beyit ("Resting Place of our Fathers") upon the proposal of prominent writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

The complex includes the memorial to the victims of the Stalin repressions of 1937-1938, erected in 1991 in memory of 137 intellectuals of Kyrgyzstan, representatives of 19 ethnic groups, who were killed on November 5-8, 1938. Chingiz Aitmatov’s father Torokul Aitmatov, Jusup Abdrakhmanov, Kasym Tynystanov, Bayaly Isakeev and others were among those prominent political, state and public figures of Kyrgyzstan sentenced to death for their political views. The names of the victims are engraved on a memorial plaque in the museum that also contains their personal belongings and documents.

The complex also features the monument for the great Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov, who was buried at the memorial complex Ata-Beyit on June 14, 2008.

“Urkun” monument at the complex in memory of the tragic events of 1916 symbolizes the revolt by the Kyrgyz people against their conscription into the imperial Russian army and their subsequent fleeing to China.

Those who lost their lives during April 2010 events were also buried at the Ata-Beyit complex.

Chingiz Aitmatov House-Museum is located eight kilometers from Bishkek in the village of Chon-Aryk. The museum was opened in 2014 upon the initiative of Chingiz Aitmatov’s relatives in the house where the great writer lived for more than 20 years. The museum includes a gallery of paintings and a library containing the books and awards of the writer.

Chingiz Aitmatov House-Museum is located eight kilometers from Bishkek in the village of Chon-Aryk. The museum was opened in 2014 upon the initiative of Chingiz Aitmatov’s relatives in the house where the great writer lived for more than 20 years. The museum includes a gallery of paintings and a library containing the books and awards of the writer.