Almazbek Atambayev

About Almazbek Atambayev

Who is it?: 4th President of Kyrgyzstan
Birth Day: September 17, 1956
Birth Place: Arashan, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan), Kyrgyz
Birth Sign: Libra
Prime Minister: Omurbek Babanov Aaly Karashev (Acting) Zhantoro Satybaldiyev Djoomart Otorbaev Temir Sariyev Sooronbay Jeenbekov Muhammetkaliy Abulgaziyev (Acting) Sapar Isakov
Preceded by: Azim Isabekov
Succeeded by: Iskenderbek Aidaraliyev (Acting)
President: Kurmanbek Bakiyev
Political party: Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s): Raisa Atambayeva
Alma mater: State University of Management

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Almazbek Atambayev was bornon September 17, 1956 in Arashan, Soviet Union (now Kyrgyzstan), Kyrgyz, is 4th President of Kyrgyzstan. Almazbek Atambayev is the President of Kyrgyzstan since December 1, 2011. Before becoming the President he served as the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan from December 2010 till December 2011. He created history by becoming the first peacefully inaugurated President in the post-Communist Kyrgyzstan. Starting his journey as a businessman he entered politics through the Supreme Council of the Kyrgyz SSR. He has also served as the minister of industry, trade, and tourism, the head of the United People’s Movement and as the Prime Minister (29 March 2007 to 28 November 2007, 17 December 2010 to 1 December 2011) for several terms too. Being in the presidential post, he left no stone unturned to establish the economic independence of Kyrgyzstan by strengthening trade relations with Turkey and Russia. Even though he staged several protests against the then President Kurmanbek Bakiyev for his corrupt governance, he received appreciation for his work from Bakiyev.
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Biography/Timeline

1956

Almazbek Atambaev was born in 1956 in the Northern region of Chui. His father, Sharshen Atambayev, was a veteran of the Great Patriotic War who served on the front lines in Eastern Europe. He received his degree in economics while studying at the Moscow Institute of Management.

1988

Atambaev has four children from his marriage to his first wife, Buazhar: In 1988 he married his second wife, Raisa, with whom he has six children: daughters Aliya (born 1997), Diana, and Dinara and sons Seyit, Seytek, and Khadyrbek (born 1993). Raisa is an ethnic Tatar, born in the Urals in Russia, who moved to Osh as a child, with her parents. She is a Doctor.

2000

Atambayev was an unsuccessful candidate in the October 2000 presidential election, receiving 6% of the vote.

2005

Atambayev served as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism in the government from 20 December 2005 until he resigned on 21 April 2006.

2006

On 26 December 2006 Atambayev rejected calls from other lawmakers for a dissolution of the Supreme Council, saying, "It is impossible for this Parliament to be dissolved at least until May [2007], and it has to adopt all the laws. Otherwise there will be a war in Kyrgyzstan, because even if Parliament adopts the [proposed] authoritarian constitution, I will tell you openly, we will not accept it. It would be a constitution adopted illegally. Then we would take every [possible protest action]. We are ready for that."

2007

Nonetheless, Atambayev resigned on 28 November 2007; Bakiyev accepted the resignation, while praising Atambayev for his performance in office, and appointed Acting First Deputy Prime Minister Iskenderbek Aidaraliyev in his place as Acting Prime Minister. Edil Baisalov of the Social Democratic Party claimed that Atambayev was forced out of office because he was an obstacle to alleged government interference in the parliamentary election.

2009

On 20 April 2009, Atambayev was announced as a candidate for the July 2009 presidential elections. But on polling day Atambayev withdrew his candidacy claiming "widespread fraud": "Due to massive, unprecedented violations, we consider these elections illegitimate and a new election should be held".

2010

Following the 2010 parliamentary election, he was chosen to be Prime Minister at the head of a coalition government with his SDPK, Respublika, and Ata-Zhurt (which won a plurality in the election).

2011

In 2011 soon after becoming President, Atambayev travelled to Turkey and signed an agreement with the Turkish President agreeing to increase trade from $300 million in 2011 to $1 billion by 2015, with Turkey also agreeing to attract Turkish investment to Kyrgyzstan to the amount of $450 million within the next few years.

2012

In early 2012 Atambayev travelled to Moscow, where in his meeting with Medvedev he called for the $15 million owed by Russia to Kyrgyzstan for their use of the Kant airbase.

2017

During the Kyrgyz presidential election in 2017, Atambayev accused Kazakhstan of sponsoring Ömürbek Babanov, who was one of the presidential candidates. He also accused Kazakhstan officials for being corrupt by looting the pensioners income. On October 9, 2017, Atambayev announced that he wouldn't attend the CIS heads of state summit in Sochi, which would have required the Kyrgyz leader to meet President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

2019

Atambayev has repeatedly presented himself as a pro-Russian Politician. He has announced Kyrgyzstan’s entry into the Customs Union, secured the withdrawal of the American military base from the country in 2014, and has spoken of the need for closer economic relations with the Russian Federation, which employs at least 500,000 citizens of Kyrgyzstan; however, he also expressed his wish to achieve greater economic and Energy independence from it.