An article of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic in Ukraine by Zh. Sharipov in the magazine “Ukraine Business” Chingiz Aitmatov is a symbol of the Kyrgyz people.


Chingiz Aitmatov is a symbol of the Kyrgyz people.

Chingiz Torekulovich Aitmatov was born on December 12, 1928 in the village of Sheker of the Kyrgyz Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Russian Federation (now the Talas region of the Kyrgyz Republic). In 2018, the Kyrgyz Republic and the literary world celebrates the 90th anniversary of the great Kyrgyz writer, who has become for our country a kind of "business card". In addition, the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) announced this year, the year of the Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov.

Reading the stories of Chingiz Aitmatov, we see their great artistic, aesthetic and social significance. Each piece of Aitmatov is a subject of heated discussion, it is perceived with particular acuteness, it makes one think of lively quivering problems of art, problems of human life. The problems raised in his works always remain relevant.

The writer opens up new aspects of Kyrgyz artistic prose, develops genres of the story and the lyric-dramatic story in it, enriching multinational literature.

Creativity Chingiz Aitmatov, undoubtedly, is a world heritage. According to UNESCO, Aitmatov is one of the most widely read contemporary writers in the world. His works have been published in a total circulation of over 60 million copies in more than 100 countries and translated into 170 languages. In addition, most of his works are screened.

The Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Ukraine, with the assistance of the Representative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Azamat Ismailov, published a collection of works by Ch. Aitmatov in the Ukrainian language. The works of Ch. Aitmatov include such works as: “When the mountains fall”, “White cloud of Genghis Khan” and “Date with the son”. This collection was presented on September 20, 2018 in the city of Lviv at the 25th Book Forum and the 13th International Literary Festival. V. Danilenko, Chairman of the National Union of Writers of Kiev, translator M.Vaskiv, publisher V.Zelensky, Candidate of Philology, Associate Professor, Member of the National Union of Writers of Ukraine and the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Head of the Department of Ukrainian and World Literature of Kharkov National Pedagogical University. G. Skovoroda R. Melnikov, writer, associate professor of the Ukrainian Academy of Printing M. Yakubovskaya and lovers of creativity Ch. Aitmatov.

Also at this event, a collection of Kyrgyz folk tales was presented, translated into Ukrainian on the initiative of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in Ukraine.

In the novel of Ch. Aitmatov "When the mountains fall (Eternal Bride)" the best traditions of the writer are reflected. It raises the global problems of our time, touches on eternal philosophical themes. Aitmatov's mastery lies in the fact that his ideas permeate the entire structure of the work, like threads, pass through all its constituent parts.

The main action of the novel takes place high in the Tian-Shan mountains, where the tragic paths of two suffering creatures, human and the snow leopard, intersect. Both are victims of time, victims of circumstances, hostages of their own destiny. The desire for revenge leads the protagonist Arsen Samanchin, a famous journalist, to his native village, where a hunt for snow leopards is organized for Saudi oil magnates. The hero arrives in the mountains, not yet knowing that he will meet here his last love, and, perhaps, death. Arsen Samanchin - our contemporary, by the will of fate entered into an unequal battle. If you think about it in our society at present, Arsenov is very much. And the fate of the snow leopard, which runs far high into the mountains from people, is a very topical issue today. Look around because a person, every day with his various actions causes damage to the environment and ecology.

In the story “White cloud of Genghis Khan” Ch. Aitmatov drew a parallel between the life of an ordinary person and the life of Genghis Khan. It should be noted that this story was part of the novel “And the Day Lasts a Century”, however, due to the ideology at that time, it was not included in the book’s content, since it describes the oppression of those in power with respect to prisoners of war. In the story “Date of the Son,” the author focused on a highly topical subject of the post-war period, when World War II ended and many fathers and mothers lost their children on the battlefield. But the main character, the old man Chordon, all the time seems that his son is alive and he is talking to him.

Thus, Ch. Aitmatov tries in his works to convey to the reader the idea that humanity must find in itself the ability not only to realize the tragic possibility of its death, but this consciousness must lead to a new way of life, to a new type of thinking.

Dear book lovers, I am sure that each of you will receive only positive emotions and will be able to extract for themselves something useful from the works of the great writer Ch. Aitmatov.