IN MEMORY OF THE DIPLOMAT AND TURKOLOGIST
A. A. KORITSKY
The magazine's own correspondent in Turkey
S. A. KORITSKY
Postgraduate student of ISAA MSU
Keywords: Turkey, Russian-Turkish relations, Kyrgyzstan, M. K. Ziganshin In 2010, Russian diplomacy, Turkology and Turkology lost a true professional, whose personal contribution as a diplomat and scientist to strengthening and studying relations between Russia and Turkey and other countries is difficult to overestimate.
Mukhamadzhan Ziganshin (1952-2010), who worked for a long time in the Turkish direction (he held various positions in our Embassy in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul, headed the Turkey department in the central office of the Russian Foreign Ministry), passed away, and shortly before his untimely death was appointed Consul General of Russia in Osh (Kyrgyzstan).
In memory of M. Ziganshin, the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences published a collection of articles "The Path Laid by the Heart" (compiled by G. M. Ziganshin, scientific editors M. S. Meyer, N. Y. Ulchenko, Moscow, 2011), compiled from the memoirs of friends about him, as well as publications of Russian and foreign researchers on topics that were included in the the range of his professional interests.
M. Ziganshin's short but bright and eventful life is described in the first section of the book by his relatives, colleagues, and people who knew him closely. The reader will learn about the difficult and thorny path of this talented man, who, having been born in the small village of Yangibazar near Tashkent, already at the age of 13 set himself the goal of entering MGIMO, becoming a diplomat, and then for many years stubbornly aspired to it. As a result, almost all levels of the diplomatic service have been completed: from assistant secretary to Consul General. For many years, he devoted himself to Turkey, which remained his " first and main love."
With an extraordinary workload, M. Ziganshin also found tim ... Читать далее