In the Urals, a work of art made of bronze and stone was made, which will replenish the museum’s collection. It was created by the well-known Russian sculptor Alexander Samvel. The composition was handed over to the museum in a solemn atmosphere, combining the event with the ceremony of awarding nominal medals named after Chyngyz Aitmatov for supporting art or contributing to its development. One of them was received by the mayor of the capital, Emilbek Abdykadyrov.
The initiator of the production of medals was Ivan Dubrovin, who has long been a fan of the work of the world famous writer. In 2018, he created the composition “Farewell, Gulsary!” based on the play of the same name by Chyngyz Aitmatov. And a monument made by Dubrovin, depicting the writer, adorns the square near the Russian Drama Theater in Bishkek.
It was in the foundry of Ivan Dubrovin that several monuments to famous Kyrgyz people were made. One of them was dedicated to the founder of the national scientific school of surgery, Doctor of Medical Sciences Mambet Mamakeev, the other – to the famous actor, People’s Artist of the USSR Suymenkul Chokmorov. But perhaps the most famous work of the Dubrovin workshop was an exact copy of the concrete statue of General Ivan Panfilov, installed in the capital of Soviet Kyrgyzstan in honor of the legendary commander back in 1942. The new monument was cast in bronze and installed solemnly in the center of Bishkek, replacing the original one, which needed reconstruction.