Kyrgyz State Circus was named after Abubakir Izibaev. The Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism informed 24.kg news agency.
According to the ministry, a government decree on naming the circus has been issued on May 18 but the official celebration on this occasion will be held tomorrow, December 11.
Honored Worker of Culture of the Kyrgyz SSR Abubakir Izibaev was born on May 1, 1917 in the village of Kytai, Jeti-Oguz district of Issyk-Kul region. He worked as an artist in Uzgen state farm theater and then- at the Kyrgyz State Theater in Frunze, as head of the sector of art and literature of propaganda and agitation department, translator, editor-in-chief of the social and political broadcasting.
In June 1968, Abubakir Izibaev was appointed the director of Frunze circus. He took this position until his death. He died on June 14, 1982.