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Friday, October 24, 2014


Photo Gallery Archive

  • Novelist Chingiz Aitmatov in the city of Frunze (now Bishkek) in 1985
  • Novelist Chingiz Aitmatov with his daughter Shirin in 1985
  • Chingiz Aitmatov in 1978
  • Chingiz Aitmatov with his sons in 1980
  • Aitmatov in 1981
  • Chingiz Aitmatov's family gather for his funeral in Bishkek on June 14, 2008.
  • Aitmatov's cottage in Peredelkino, from Russian television
  • Chingiz Aitmatov in November 2007

A Portrait Of Writer Chingiz Aitmatov

Published 21 September 2012

Relatives of Chingiz Aitmatov say they are facing eviction from the late Kyrgyz writer's villa in Peredelkino, just south of Moscow. The case has fuelled concerns that Peredelkino, a cottage complex established in the 1930s as a literary retreat for Soviet writers, is under threat from aggressive construction.