Mr Medvedev said in his telegram:
“One of the twentieth century’s exceptional writers, a man of amazing destiny and immense creative energy, has left us. The works of Chingiz Aitmatov, in their affirmation of the ideals of goodness, justice and humanism, spoke to the hearts of readers from different countries and generations. His rich literary legacy has rightly become part of the entire world’s spiritual heritage.
Chingiz Aitmatov is no longer with us, but his wise words and the good and joyful memories of this great creator will forever remain”.