There in the reading hall of “Kazakstan kitaptary” is organized the book exhibition named “Poeziya bagynyn baiteregy” dedicated to the centenary of the well-known Kazakh poet, translator, journalist, the People’s writer of Kazakhstan, winner of the State prize ofthe USSR and the Kazakh SSR after Abai, Zhuban Moldagaliyev.


Moldagaliyev Zhuban was born on October 5, 1920 in the village of Zhylandy of  the Akzhaiyk district of the Western-Kazakhstani region. In 1940 he finished the Uralsk agricultural professional school.

He is the participant of the Great Patriotic war. In 1942-1944 – the correspondent-organizer of the newspaper “Frontovaya pravda” in the Kazakh language. In 1948-1952 – deputy editor of the newspaper “Leninshyl zhas” (now “Zhas Alash”), in 1952-1954 – literary consultant of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, in 1955-1956 - deputy editor of the newspaper “Kazak adebiety”, in 1957-1963 – chief editor of the magazine “Zhuldyz”, in 1963-1971 – secretary of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, in 1973-1983 – secretary of the board of the Writers’ Union of the USSR, first secretary of the Writers’ Union of Kazakhstan, deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of the 10-th convocation. To the last days Zh.Moldagaliyev was a member of the editorial collegiate of one of the largest literary-artistic journals of the Soviet Union “Novyi Mir”.

The first poetical collection of Zh.Moldagaliyev “Zhenis zhyrlary” was published in 1949.

Zhuban Moldagaliyev made a great contribution into the development of the genre of poem in Kazakh literature: “Nurly zhol” (1950), “Zhyr turaly zhyr” (1956), “Kiyal kanaty” (1957), “Dala dastarkhany” (1957), “Zhesir tagdyry” (1961), “Tugan zher” (1962), “Baikonyr baspaldaktary” (1977), “Men- kazakpyn” (1963), “Kisen ashkan” (1969), “Kyran dala” (1974), “Sel” (1977).

The works of Zhuban Moldagaliyev were translated into many languages of the world. He fruitfully worker also in the sphere of artistic translation. He translated into the Kazakh language the works of A.S. Pushkin, M.Yu.Lermontov, Nazym Khikmet, the verses of the Russian poets of the XX-th century.

The labour activity of Zh.Moldagaliyev was marked by the state awards: the medal “For military merits” (1944), two orders of the Patriotic war of the 2-nd degree“” (1945, 1985), the order “Badge of Honor” (1959), two orders of the Labour Red banner (1967, 1970), the medal “For the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic war” ( of 1941-1945), the order of Lenin (1980), the winner of the State prize of the USSR (1978) and the State prize of the Kazakh SSR after Abai (1970).

In 2000 there in Urals city was established the monument-bust, after him were named the streets, libraries and schools of Kazakhstan.

Zhuban Moldagaliyev died on October 6, 1988.

There at the book exhibition named “Poeziya bagynyn baiteregy” out of the fond of the National library of the RK are presented the materials about the life and activity of Zhuban Moldagaliyev, his works, articles, the dissertations of the scientists of Kazakhstan who researched the accretive activity of the poet, and also the recollections of the relations and friends upon the pages of the periodical press.

            We invite everybody to the book exhibition!

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