Monuments/ Statues in Bishkek

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Monuments & Statues in Bishkek

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  • The Weak Knee Traveler
    Singapore, Singapore11,769 contributions
    This is a nice monument who signify the fight for freedom and a better life. Good for a photo stop when walking around the centre of Bishkek.
    Written 31 May 2020
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  • Aian M
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    i like it but this thing doesnt tell you anything about it. :( and i need i for research because its for school but i didnt get any
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • Davancar
    Keighley, UK832 contributions
    Excellent statue of a massive strong farmer. Great idea and wonderful to see and in such a good position too. Worth a visit.
    Written 3 November 2018
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  • yns_10
    Sydney, Australia1,485 contributions
    This monument is to the local hero and writer is on Ala-Too Square, soldiers guard the monuments and visitors often read the Koran.
    Written 17 November 2019
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  • shiraziwine
    Shiraz, Iran1,376 contributions
    I like the meaning behind the statue and how it is done, i think this statue is one of the best of the city
    Written 26 September 2019
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  • Flora Mae H
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
    We had an amazing stay at supara mountain. The weather is good and the beautiful mountain view😊💚🌿🌱
    Written 26 October 2022
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  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia6,170 contributions
    In the street behind the History Museum and the statue of Manat, you will find a few Soviet Era relics : the statue of good ol' Vladimir Lenin and a very depressing grey office block. At least Lenin has not been removed (yet) to an obscure park ; like it or not, but he forms an important part of the history of this country.
    Written 7 November 2022
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  • Andrew M
    7,174 contributions
    We preferred this Manas statue to the more popular one at Ala Too Square. In this sculpture he has a sword in his right hand and shield in his left, seemingly warding off an attack from a giant snake monster that is curled around the sculpture.On his right, there is a sculpture of a lady in traditional Kyrygz dress holding a bowl of milk in two hands, with a cloth also in her hands. On the left of Manas, is another sculpture of an elderly man in Kyrygz clothes, wearing a Kalpak (national hat) on his head.The column on which the Manas statue sits had many lights, and a fountain was also in front of it. Unfortunately the fountain was not working when we visited.

    The statues are in a small park in front of the Philharmonic Hall. There are flower beds and four other busts of famous Kyrygz poets, actors and musicians.Immeadiately opposite this complex is the City Hall building, which is itself an attraction. It is an old Russian building with circular white columns and a spire at the top of the structure.

    The Manas statue does not seem to be in a regularly visited area, but it is a short 15 minute walk west on Chuy Avenue from Ala Too Square. A bus could be taken for two stops from Ala Too Square to reach here.The nearest attraction is a short walk further west on Chuy Avenue, to see the statue of Kalyk Akiyevdin Esteligi.
    Written 24 August 2018
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  • KVPF
    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan61 contributions
    A little-known statue near the corner of Jash-Gavardia/Jibek Jolu (near Indian Embassy, and not far from the Western bus stop). Nice stop if you are in the Northern outskirts of town, or want to stroll into a new park.
    Written 10 July 2019
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  • MangoLove
    Cebu City, Philippines1,791 contributions
    This monument from the Soviet period was to commemorate the Soviet friendship of the Russians with the nations that they conquered and made part of the USSR (including Kyrgyzstan). It is a nice off-street park, but it has not been maintained at all (several parts of the marble facing are discolored and falling apart, for example), and one wonders how much the conquered peoples appreciated their "friendship" with the Russians (who left in droves back to Russia after independence). But the park has quite a few benches to sit on, and is a nice stop on a walking tour en route from Erkindik to the White House.
    Written 22 June 2019
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  • Andrew M
    7,174 contributions
    We went to the local post office to post a package, and were surprised to see this jet to the left of the building. It is mounted on a short white pedestal in front of what appears to be a government building. We immediately recognised it as a Mig-21.As it is set back from the road between two buildings, it can easily be missed.The jet is painted white and has a few red stars on it.

    It was developed after the Korean war, which was the first war that saw jet combat. It's first flight was in 1956.It once held the record as the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history, The Mig-21 was the first Soviet jet to combine the characteristics of a fighter and interceptor. It had a major disadvantage of short range capability. The low cost of maintenance was the leading factor which led to over 10,000 of these jets being constructed. Even after six decades, these jets are still being used today.

    This area is easily reached by walking from Chuy Avenue. and turning on Togolok Moldo Street, turn left again on Kiev Street. The monument is on the right hand side of the street, to the left of the bus stop which is in front of the post office. Note that it may not be easily seen from the street, so check the street numbers, as it is between 112-114. This is a busy area of Bishkek, with many cambos, small shops and F&B options. The nearest attraction is the Batken monument which is a 2 minute walk east on Kiev Street (note that the park is currently being repaired) and the White House on Chuy Avenue. The monument is accessible 24 hours and has free access.
    Written 26 August 2018
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  • Firoz U
    555 contributions
    Another important statue in Bishkek commemorating the Batken incident. Kyrgyzstan is good at this and this statue is of a decent size and impressive to loom at.
    Written 7 September 2018
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  • Andrew M
    7,174 contributions
    The Molodaya Gvardiya Monument is also known as young soldiers monument.They operated an underground resistance movement in the German-occupied Soviet city of Krasnodon, Ukraine. They carried out many acts of sabotage and resistance, until they were finally all tracked down by the Germans and executed.

    The group was active for less than a year, and comprised both boys and girls.Their greatest achievement was the liberation of seventy prisoners from a concentration camp. The group was eventually betrayed by it's own members, and the Germans dumped their bodies in a mass grave.The activities of the group and the person responsible for their betrayal is still being questioned today.

    The Russian writer Alexander Fadeyev wrote a bestselling book about the group, and in 1948 the young guards were immortalised forever in one of the most popular war movies of the same name i.e. Young Guards. The Director Sergei Gerasimov, also received awards for his scenes and interpretation of the story.In 1964, the film was re-released, but without the same success.

    We had visited many Soviet war monuments, but had never seen one to the young guards in the many cities that we had visited, and found it strange to find this monument in Bishkek. There are quite a few monuments in Ukraine dedicated to the Young Guards.

    The monument is located at the intersection of Chuy Avenue and Jash Gvardiya Boulevard. It is a sculpture of two young soldiers with guns, standing atop a pedestal.On the pedestal base, there are two plaques. A small plaque with an image of Lenin, and a larger plaque which details the year that the monument was opened i.e. 1963. The Alley of Heroes is directly opposite the monument, and a short walk south on the same Boulevard, you will see the Talgat Bigeldinov monument. This area is approximately 2.5 km west of Ala Too Square, and I would advise taking one of the many buses that run in this direction.This statue is also used as a landmark for tourists taking the airport bus # 380, as the bus terminus is just across the road to the left of the statue.
    Written 24 August 2018
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  • Andrew M
    7,174 contributions
    Kubanychbek Malikov is one of the most famous Kyrygz poets. He lived between 1911-1978.From 1946 to 1949 he was the editor of the magazine Soviet Kyrygzstan. He consistently wrote high quality poems between 1928 and 1956. Malikov was probably more famous for the development of the Kyrygz theatre, as he wrote and produced plays and operas. He was also instrumental in translating famous Russian poems to Kyrygz.

    His statue shows him standing in a relaxed pose with hand on hip.It is placed in what is my favourite walking area in Bishkek, on Erkindik Avenue. This area is cool no matter what time of day it is, and the sound of the gurgling waterways next to the path adds to the peaceful setting. The walk between Moscow street and the train station was the best part.I encourage you to take a stroll in this area and view the statues and monuments along the avenue. You can take a bus back into town from the train station instead of walking back.

    The statue is available for viewing 24 hours and free of cost.
    Written 24 August 2018
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  • Andrew M
    7,174 contributions
    Talgat Bigeldinov lived between 1922-2014.He was the only the only Kazakh twice Hero of the Soviet Union. He is credited with seven kills (enemy planes shot down), and marched on Red Square in the Victory Parade after WW2 in Moscow, which was a great honour at the time.The sculpter of the monument was I. A. Abakumov.

    The monument is located at the intersection of Moscow Street and Jash Gvardiya Boulevard. This is a popular bus route, and it is easy to get transportation here.The bust of Talgat, is on a peach coloured pedestal, and there are beautiful flower beds with red flowers on either side of the path leading to the bust. A plaque is placed on the front of the pedestal, on which two stars are at the top, in the middle of which is the image of Lenin. At the bottom of the plaque is the "wings" shape that is often seen on aviator monuments.The park surrounding the monument is well shaded, which is consistent with all areas on the Boulevard.

    Other nearby attractions include an interesting old Soviet mural of Lenin at 237 Toktogul Street, Alley of Heroes which is less than a kilometer walk North on the Boulevard, and opposite the Alley of Heroes is the Young Soldiers monument.
    Written 24 August 2018
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