Roza Otunbayeva

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Roza Otunbayeva
Роза Отунбаева
Roza Otunbayeva in 2011.jpg
3rd President of Kyrgyzstan
In office
7 April 2010 – 1 December 2011
Acting: 7 April 2010 – 3 July 2010
Prime MinisterAlmazbek Atambayev
Omurbek Babanov (Acting)
Almazbek Atambayev
Preceded byKurmanbek Bakiyev
Succeeded byAlmazbek Atambayev
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
26 February 1992 – 10 October 1992
Prime MinisterTursunbek Chyngyshev
Preceded byMuratbek Imanaliyev
Succeeded byEdnan Karabayev
Personal details
Born (1950-08-23) 23 August 1950 (age 69)
Frunze, Soviet Union
(now Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)
Political partySocial Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Bolot Sadybakasov (divorced 1997)
Alma materMoscow State University

Roza Isakovna Otunbayeva (Kyrgyz and Russian: Роза Исаковна Отунбаева; born August 23, 1950) is a Kyrgyz diplomat and politician. She was President of Kyrgyzstan from April 7, 2010 until December 1, 2011. In 2011 she received the International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Department of State. [1]

Life[change | change source]

Otunbayeva was born in Frunze (now Bishkek), in Kyrgyzstan in the Soviet Union. She got a degree in philosophy from Moscow State University in 1972. Then she was a senior professor and head of the philosophy department at Kyrgyz State National University for six years. In 1975 she got a Candidate of Sciences degree after writing a dissertation named "Critique of falsification of Marxist-Leninist dialectic by the philosophers of Frankfurt school".[2]

Otunbayeva is divorced and has two children. She speaks Russian, English, German, and French in addition to Kyrgyz.[3][4]

Work[change | change source]

In 1981, Otunbayeva became a secretary of the Lenin council of Frunze. In the late 1980s, she was the head of the Soviet delegation to UNESCO in Paris. Later she was the Soviet Ambassador to Malaysia. When Kyrgyzstan became independent, she was the Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, then she was Kyrgyzstan's first ambassador to the USA and Canada. From 1998 to 2001, she was the Kyrgyz ambassador to the United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2004, she was deputy head of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia. [5] On April 7, 2010, Otunbayeva became the head of a Kyrgyz interim government.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "We're sorry, that page can't be found".
  2. "2007 Report" (PDF) (in Russian). Knyazev.org. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  3. © РИА Новости. Руслан Кривобок. "Роза Исааковна Отунбаева. Биографическая справка | Справки | Лента новостей "РИА Новости"". Rian.ru. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  4. Osborn, Andrew (8 April 2010). "Roza Otunbayeva, the head of Kyrgyzstan's new interim government, is not an archetypal revolutionary". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  5. "Profile: Roza Otunbayeva". BBC. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  6. "Opposition Forces In Kyrgyzstan Claim Power, Form Interim Government". Rferl.org. Retrieved 2012-10-08.

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