Portraits of the last five mayors of Bishkek appeared in the gallery of city heads, located in the building of the Bishkek City Administration. It has not been updated for more than ten years. For a long time, the last portrait in it was the one of Arstanbek Nogoyev, who headed Bishkek in 2005-2007.
«Portraits of the predecessors were placed there following my instruction, I paid for the work of painters. There are portraits of all mayors of Bishkek since 1917 in the gallery. They are a part of the history of the city, and therefore I decided to place the portraits of Daniyar Usenov, Nariman Tyuleev, Isa Omurkulov, Kubanychbek Kulmatov and Albek Ibraimov, who headed the city in different years,» Mayor Aziz Surakmatov told to 24.kg news agency.
He noted that he did not know why his predecessors did not place portraits in the gallery.
Recall, criminal cases were initiated against all these persons. Daniyar Usenov and Nariman Tyuleev are convicted, Kubanychbek Kulmatov and Albek Ibraimov are under investigation. Isa Omurkulov was acquitted by the court. He is a leader of SDPK parliamentary faction now.