Famous people on Kyrgyzstan's street names


Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin 32 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

Epic of Manas

Epic of Manas 12 The Epic of Manas is a very long and traditional epic poem of the Kyrgyz people of Central Asia, versions of which date to the 19th century and contain historical events of the 18th century; Kyrgyz tradition holds it to be much older. Manas is said to be based on Bars Bek who was the first khagan of the Kyrgyz Khaganate. The plot of Manas revolves around a series of events that coincide with the history of the region, primarily the interaction of the Kyrgyz people with other Turkic, Mongolic and Chinese peoples.

Mikhail Frunze

Mikhail Frunze 11 Mikhail Vasilyevich Frunze was a Soviet revolutionary, politician, army officer and military theorist. Born to a Bessarabian father and a Russian mother in Russian Turkestan, Frunze attended the Saint Petersburg Polytechnical University and became an active member of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP). Following the RSDLP ideological split, he sided with Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik faction. He led the textile workers strike in Ivanovo during the 1905 Russian Revolution, for which he was later sentenced to death before being commuted to life-long hard labour in Siberia. He escaped ten years later and took active part in the 1917 February Revolution in Minsk and the October Revolution in Moscow.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 11 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Ivan Panfilov

Ivan Panfilov 7 Ivan Vasilyevich Panfilov was a Soviet general and a posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union, known for his command of the 316th Rifle Division during the defense of Moscow at the Second World War.

Togolok Moldo

Togolok Moldo 5 Togolok Moldo was a Kyrgyz poet, Manaschi and folk song writer. Born in the village Kurtka in what is now the Ak-Talaa District, Naryn Region, Kyrgyzstan. Togolok Moldo by his audiences – "togolok" means round-faced, "moldo" means an educated person. He is buried near the village of about 3,000 persons named for him in Ak-Talaa district.

Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky 5 Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, popularly known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer and socialism proponent. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Before his success as an author, he travelled widely across the Russian Empire changing jobs frequently, experiences which would later influence his writing.

Kurmanjan Datka

Kurmanjan Datka 5 Kurmanjan Datka or Datka Kurmanjan Mamatbay kyzy, also known as "The Tsaritsa of Alai" or "The Queen of the South", was a politician in Kyrgyzstan who acquiesced under duress to the annexation of that region to Russia. She was a female tribal leader and nicknamed Queen.

Mikhail Kalinin

Mikhail Kalinin 5 Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin was a Soviet politician and Russian Old Bolshevik revolutionary. He served as head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. From 1926, he was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Mariya Oktyabrskaya

Mariya Oktyabrskaya 5 Mariya Vasilyevna Oktyabrskaya was a Soviet Ukrainian tank driver and mechanic who fought on the Eastern Front against Nazi Germany during World War II. After her husband was killed fighting in 1941, Oktyabrskaya sold her possessions to donate a tank for the war effort, and requested that she be allowed to drive it. She received and was trained to drive and fix a T-34 medium tank, which she named "Fighting Girlfriend". Oktyabrskaya proved her ability and bravery in battle, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant. After she died of wounds from battle in 1944, she was posthumously made a Hero of the Soviet Union, the Soviet Union's highest honor for bravery during combat. She was the first female tank driver to be awarded the title.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 5 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Жусуп Абдрахманов

Жусуп Абдрахманов 4 Абдрахман уулу Жусуп (Юсуп) — советтик жана кыргыз мамлекеттик ишмери, Кыргыз АССРинин Эл Комиссарлар Советининин биринчи Председатели(1927—1933), РСФСР ВЦИКтин мүчөсү, СССР ЦИК Президиумунун мүчөлүгүнө кандидат, ВКП(б)БКнын Орто Азия бюросунун мүчөлүгүнө кандидат, эл тарыхын объективдүү изилдөөчү. 《《Орто.》》

Chinghiz Aitmatov

Chinghiz Aitmatov 3 Chinghiz Torekulovich Aitmatov was a Kyrgyz author who wrote mainly in Russian, but also in Kyrgyz. He is one of the best known figures in Kyrgyzstan's literature.

Shota Rustaveli

Shota Rustaveli 3 Shota Rustaveli, mononymously known simply as Rustaveli, was a medieval Georgian poet. He is considered to be the pre-eminent poet of the Georgian Golden Age and one of the greatest contributors to Georgian literature. Rustaveli was the author of The Knight in the Panther's Skin, a Georgian national epic poem.

Sayakbay Karalaev

Sayakbay Karalaev 2 Sayakbay Karalaev was a Soviet and Kyrgyz storyteller and manaschi - a reciter of the epic Kyrgyz poem Manas.

Ахунбаев, Иса Коноевич

Ахунбаев, Иса Коноевич 2 Иса Коноевич Ахунбаев — советский хирург, основоположник грудной хирургии Кыргызстана.             

Aaly Tokombaev

Aaly Tokombaev 2 Aaly Tokombaev was a poet, composer, and a famous novelist who greatly influenced the Kyrgyz nation. In 1927 he graduated from the Middle Asian Community University (presently National University of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent. After graduation, he fully devoted himself to Soviet Kyrgyz literature.

Усенбаев, Алымкул

Усенбаев, Алымкул 2 Алымкул Усенбаев — советский киргизский акын-импровизатор, член Союза писателей СССР. Народный артист Киргизской ССР.

Дооронбек Садырбаев

Дооронбек Садырбаев 2 Садырбаев, Дооронбек - кыргыз кинорежиссеру,жазуучусу, саясий жана коомдук ишмери. Өлгөндөн кийин ага Кыргыз Эл Баатыры наамы (2008) ыйгарылган.

Sagymbai Orozbak uulu

Sagymbai Orozbak uulu 2 Sagimbai Orozbakov; (1868–1930) was a Kyrgyz manaschi, or reciter of the Epic of Manas. The first reputable and complete edition of his noted variant of Manas was published in 2010. It was the first to cover the whole life of the titular hero.

Absamat Masaliyev

Absamat Masaliyev 2 Absamat Masaliyevich Masaliyev was the first Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kirghizia from November 1985 until Kyrgyz independence, and led the Party of Communists of Kyrgyzstan afterwards.

Айтиев, Гапар Айтиевич

Айтиев, Гапар Айтиевич 2 Гапа́р Айти́евич Айти́ев (1912—1984) — советский, киргизский художник-живописец, сценограф , педагог. Герой Социалистического Труда (1982). Народный художник СССР (1971). Лауреат Государственной премии Киргизской ССР им. Т. Сатылганова. Один из первых профессиональных киргизских художников.
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