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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

of June 28, 2011 No. 59

About the epos "Manas"

Accepted by Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic on June 9, 2011

This Law regulates the questions connected with preserving, development and promoting of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" (eposes "Manas", "Semetya", "Seytek") - unique spiritual heritage of the Kyrgyz people.

Article 1. Trilogy of the epos "Manas"

1. The trilogy of the epos "Manas" narrates about the feats of legendary baatyr of Manas Velikodushny, his son Semetey and the grandson Seytek made for protection of the Kyrgyz earth against overseas aggressors, consolidation of the people in whole, preserving freedom and independence of the Kyrgyz people, its cultural, moral, cultural, national and other universal wealth.

2. The trilogy of the epos "Manas" is pearl of world culture, the unique epic heritage of the Kyrgyz people which is approving the ideas of tolerance of all ethnoses and interethnic concord, covering history, philosophy, outlook and spiritual culture of Kyrgyz, singing of patriotism, friendship, freedom of spirit and played creative role in formation and strengthening of the Kyrgyz statehood.

3. The trilogy of the epos "Manas" is intellectual heritage of the Kyrgyz people and the Kyrgyz Republic.

4. Succession and development of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" are performed through storytellers - manascha.

Article 2. Purposes and tasks of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the public relations in the field of preserving, development, promoting, the state protection and protection of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" which includes:

- determination of measures and special provisions for preserving, development, promoting, protection and protection of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" according to the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic;

- regulation of the rights and obligations of state bodies, physical persons and legal entities before society in the field of protection and use of the trilogy of the epos "Manas";

- fixing of legal status of the trilogy of the epos "Manas";

- taking measures of ideological and educational and historical and cultural nature for broad promotion of the trilogy of the epos "Manas".

Article 3. Legislation on the trilogy of the epos "Manas"

The legislation on the trilogy of the epos "Manas" is based on the Constitution of the Kyrgyz Republic, this Law, other regulatory legal acts of the Kyrgyz Republic and international treaties which came in the procedure established by the law into force which participant is the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 4. The state activities in the field of preserving, development, promoting, protection and protection of the trilogy of the epos "Manas"

1. The state creates conditions for comprehensive study of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" among general population of Kyrgyzstan.

2. The state takes measures:

- on development of creativity, mastery and the state support of manascha;

- on the organization of scientific research of the trilogy of the epos "Manas";

- on studying of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" in the educational organizations of the Kyrgyz Republic and in the Kyrgyz diaspores abroad;

- on ensuring protection of texts of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" and all its other parts in different types from destruction, misstatement, modification, withdrawal from historical context;

- on identification and accounting of the new documents containing earlier unknown texts, manuscripts as the main sources of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" and other its parts, archeological finds and historical evidences connected with the trilogy of the epos "Manas";

- on preserving the monuments, museum pieces and other values connected with the trilogy of the epos "Manas";

- on preserving texts, manuscripts of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" and other its parts according to the regulations ensuring their safety;

- on protection and preserving the objects connected with the trilogy of the epos "Manas", which are property of the Kyrgyz Republic, located in the territory of other states and also on identification, the organization of accounting, preserving and return to the Kyrgyz Republic of the texts, manuscripts of the trilogy and other cultural values connected with the trilogy of the epos "Manas", which are outside the republic. Part 3 of article 4 of this Law becomes effective since January 1, 2012

3. The government of the Kyrgyz Republic develops the Program with involvement of the public which is actively advancing Manas's ideas, annually approves the actions plan, provides its financing, and also takes measures for the edition, transfer, distribution of information on the trilogy of the epos "Manas" and other its parts within the country and beyond its limits.

Article 5. Legal status

1. Citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic, and also persons which are in the territory of the Kyrgyz Republic shall treat the trilogy of the epos "Manas" as to subject of special pride of the people of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Manifestation of respect for the trilogy of the epos "Manas" - patriotic debt of each citizen of the Kyrgyz Republic.

2. Use of the term "Manas" in names of the objects which are in state, municipal private both other patterns of ownership, and products which are turned out by them is allowed according to the procedure, established by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Article 6. International cooperation in the field of preserving, development and promoting of the trilogy of the epos "Manas"

The Kyrgyz Republic on behalf of the relevant state bodies:

- performs international cooperation in the field of research, distribution and promoting of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" abroad;

- participates in programs of the international organizations for preserving and protection of masterpieces of oral poetic heritage of people of the world;

- takes measures for return illegally of the subjects of the trilogy of the epos "Manas" which are exported out of limits of the republic according to international treaties.

Article 7. Procedure for entry into force of this Law

1. This Law becomes effective from the date of official publication.

2. Part 3 of article 4 of this Law becomes effective since January 1, 2012.

3. Regulations of article 6 of this Law do not extend to the relations which arose before entry into force of this Law.

 

President of the Kyrgyz Republic

R. Otunbayeva

 

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