Almazbek Atambayev received archaeologist Yuliy Khudyakov and ethnographer Viktor Butanayev, who contributed to the study of the history of the Kyrgyz during the Middle Ages. Both scientists were awarded Manas Orders of III degree, the Information Policy Department of the President’s Office reported.
«The hypothesis that the Kyrgyz people inhabited a vast area from Yenisei and the northwestern part of
Taking into account that the 1,200th anniversary of the Kyrgyz Kaganate will be celebrated in 2040, Almazbek Atambayev noted the importance of strengthening the knowledge of the medieval history of the Kyrgyz by new scientific discoveries.
Yuliy Khudyakov is an archaeologist and historian of military affairs of ancient and medieval peoples of South Siberia and
Victor Butanayev is an ethnographer and turkologist. He studied the ethnopolitical organization of the Yenisei Kyrgyz of the late Middle Ages. In his works, he proves the unity of the