Sultanbai Raev

He took over his post as Deputy Secretary General of the Organizatiom of Turkic States in June 2020.

Birth Place / Date

Kyrgyz Republic, 1958

Marital Status

Married

Education

Kyrgyz State University, Faculty of Journalism

Languages

Kyrgyz, Russian, Turkish and English

Professional Background

1975–1977 - Instructor of the Sanitary and Epidemiological Station of the Kara-Suu district
1977–1979 - Military service in the ranks of the Soviet Army
1979–1984 - Student, Faculty of Journalism, Kyrgyz State University
1984–1989 - Correspondent of the “Kyrgyzstan Madaniyaty” newspaper
1989–1991 - Deputy chief editor of the “Asaba” newspaper
1991–2002 - Editor-in-chief of the “Kyrgyz Ruhu” newspaper
2002–2004 - Deputy Minister of Education and Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic
2004–2005 - President of the Public Fund for the Support of Culture and Art
2005–2006 - Chairman of the State Commission for Culture Development under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
2006–2007 - Minister of Culture of the Kyrgyz Republic
2007–2010 - Minister of Culture and Information of the Kyrgyz Republic
2011–2013 - Advisor to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic - Chairman of the National Commission for UNESCO
2013–2014 - Minister of Culture, Information and Tourism of the Kyrgyz Republic
2016–2017 - General Director for the Year of History and Culture
2017– until now - Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic

Awards

  • Winner of the T.Abdumomunov award (1991); 
  • Winner of the “Ataturk Foundation” International Award with a gold medal (2005);
  • Winner of the Toktogul State Award (2005);
  • Genghis Khan Medal (Decree of the President of Mongolia, 2006);
  • Winner of the “Daniel” International Award (Republic of Korea, 2006);
  • “Golden Rose” Award (Georgia, 2008);
  • Winner of the Lomonosov Award of the Russian Federation (2009);
  • Winner of the CIS State Award “Commonwealth Stars” (2010);
  • Winner of the Silk Road International Award (gold medal), China (2012);
  • Laureate of the Eurasian Award, Moscow (2017);
  • TURKSOY Medal, Ankara (2018); 
  • International Chingiz Aitmatov Award (2019)
  • International Henryk Sienkiewicz Award, Sweden, Stockholm (2019).

Books

“Chan zhol”. Story. Bishkek.; publishing house “Mektep”, 1988
“Kun karmagan bala”. Tale and Stories. Bishkek.; publishing house “Kyrgyzstan”, 1991
“Khanyshanyn koz jashy”. Tale, stories, drama. Bishkek.; publishing house “Sham”, 2008
“Haftanin besinci gunu”. Tale, stories. Ankara.; publishing house «Benji», 2011
“Weeping of the Queen”. Drama, stories. publishing house “Mega print”, 2011
“Korona”. Tale, stories, drama. Moscow.; publishing house “Pero”, 2012
“Zhanzhaza”. Novel. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2013
“Kara”. Novel. London.; Hertfordshire Press, 2015
“Antistandart”. Collection of poems. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2016
“Топон”. Novel and tale. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2018
“Pyatyi den` nedeli”. Tales and stories. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2017
“Pusu”. Collection of stories. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2019
“Ilegilek”. Collection of tales. Bishkek.; publishing house “Turar”, 2019 
“Potop”. Novel. Moscow.; publishing house “Pero”, 2019
“Тumarhane”. Novel. Ankara.; ВENĞÜ, 2018 
“Zhanzhaza”. Novel. Astana.; publishing house «Edige», 2019

Drama

“Oo, kyzdar” prod. N.Abdykadyrov, 1990, “Tunguch” Theater.
“Kun karmagan bala” prod. A.Sarlybekov, 1990, Naryn Drama Theater.
“Dubal” prod. R.Usmanov, 1992, Jalal-Abad District Theater.
“Woman” prod. A.Sarlybekov, 1993. Theater for Young People.
“Kashar” prod.S.Rayev, 1998. Naryn Drama Theater.
“Tayamam” prod. N.Abdykadyrov, 1999, “Tunguch” Theater.
“Iskhak Razzakov” prod. S.Rayev 2000, Osh Kyrgyz Drama Theater.
“Weeping of the Queen” prod. S.Rayev, 2001, “Tunguch” Theater.
“Long road to Mecca” prod.  B.Abdurazakov. 2011, “Uchur” Theater.
“Prompter” prod. S.Rayev. 2015, Theater for Young People named after B.Kydykeeva.
“Weeping of the Queen” prod. S.Rayev, 2001, “The Space” Theater. London
“Ilegilek” prod. S.Rayev. 2016, “Tunguch” Theater.
“Man” prod. S.Rayev. 2018, Naryn Academy Drama Theater named after M.Ryskulov.

Scenarios

“Kurmanjan Datka” (movie, co-writer)
“Last day” (writer, director)
“Agai” (writer, director)
“Woman” (movie, writer)

In June 2020 took over his post as the Deputy Secretary General of Organization of Turkic States.