This is a story about the journey of two teachers – winners of the FIRST TEACHER 2019 and 2020 competition. The journey took place last year 2022, but I am publishing a story about it only now. And here is why:
Due to two years of the pandemic and the inability to travel, the winners of the 2019-2020-2021 FIRST TEACHER contest were not able to immediately take advantage of their victory. This became possible only last year 2022. Usually, the winning teachers who won the first place, together with me, make a cultural and educational trip for 10 days to Moscow, and the students of the entire class of teachers who took 1st, 2nd, 3rd places come for a cultural and educational trip to Bishkek for the weekend.
After the lifting of restrictions related to the pandemic in 2022, I managed to organize a 10-day trip of not one teacher, but three, as well as one postgraduate student of KSMA, that is, four people. The fact is that the winner of the competition for young scientists, which is held annually within the framework of the “Days of Science of KSMA”, receives the same award on behalf of the Sanjarbek Daniyarov Foundation.
In the summer of 2022, in addition to the 10-day trips of four winners to Moscow, schoolchildren also traveled to Bishkek. Pupils of nine elementary grades took part in them instead of three grades of elementary school students. Of course, nine classes did not arrive at the same time; I organized and conducted three trips in three classes each during the summer. These are 258 children, 9 teachers and 20 parents, in total – 287 people. About these three trips, I immediately published my story on the site, as well as a photo report.
Since I organize all these trips with my own personal efforts, I confess that I did not have enough time and energy to immediately publish a report on the trip of three teachers and one KSMA graduate student. But the travelers themselves, their relatives, colleagues and other contestants are waiting for reports about these trips! Perhaps those who plan to take part in this competition, as well as those who are simply interested in the life of teachers, schools, are also waiting …
In this report, I finally fill in the gap, because the turn has already come to tell about the journey of the winner of 2023! But I’ll try to post everything in chronological order…
My 2022 laureates came in pairs, so I will tell you first about the journey of the two teachers who came together, and then about the journey of the other two laureates, and then about the journey of 2023.
In this publication, I share with you a story about the journey in the summer of 2022 of the winners of 2019-2020 – Nurjan Bekkul kyzy, a primary school teacher in the village of Cholpon, Ak-Suu district, Issyk-Kul region, and Umut Uzakova, teacher of school No. 21 named after K .Karachev village of Sary-Dobo, Tyup district, Issyk-Kul region.
07/04/2022 Monday. THE FIRST DAY
8:10 Arrival of Nurjan and Umut (let me call my laureates simply by their first names – for the convenience of the story, besides, they are both younger than me) at Sheremetyevo Airport, Terminal C. My husband and I met the guests at the airport. To do this, we ourselves flew to Moscow a little earlier (it so happened that we live in Bishkek and Moscow). From the airport we went to the place of stay in the house on Khodynsky Boulevard by Aeroexpress. These are high-speed electric trains that run between airports and the city center. After a short rest, we showed the guests around. The house is located right in the Khodynskoye Pole park. We walked around the park around the duck pond, with a swing on the hill, a playground, sports facilities and a fountain. On the opposite side of the park there is a huge Aviapark shopping complex, which is famous for its tall Aquarium in the glass pipe.
07/05/2022 Tuesday. SECOND DAY
First of all, we went to the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. On the way we saw the noble vaults of the Mayakovskaya metro station hall, the Ploshchad Revolyutsii station hall full of sculptures, the high columns with beautiful illumination of the vaults at the Kropotkinskaya station. On st. Volkhonka went to the museum, but on that day they didn’t get inside because of the long queue for the exhibition, went to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – examined it inside (unfortunately, it’s forbidden to photograph the impressive interior view with frescoes), admired the views from the Patriarchal Bridge.
Then we walked along Prechistenskaya embankment to the Alexander Garden, which stretches along the western part of the Kremlin wall, went to Red Square, and admired the interiors of GUM – the former Trading Rows of the 19th century. We again went to Red Square to St. Basil’s Cathedral, examined it inside, listened to the beautiful male choral singing a cappella.
We continued our journey on the Moskvoretsky Bridge, admiring the views of the Kremlin and the Moscow River. We came to Bolotnaya Square to the sculptural group “Children – Victims of Adult Vices” by Mikhail Shemyakin, which I show to all teachers.
Hungry, we had a bite to eat at the Coffeemania coffee shop, and – then we climbed the Small and Big Stone bridges. In my opinion, the view from the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge is one of the most impressive in Moscow, and, perhaps, in other world capitals.
Along the embankment we returned to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in the lower part of which is the Hall of Church Cathedrals. We came to the concert of the dance ENSEMBLE named after IGOR MOISEEV. I have not yet seen anyone who would not like the performance of the dances of the peoples of the world, staged by the brilliant Igor Moiseev.
Walk along the Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge, evening Moscow.
07/06/2022 Wednesday. DAY THREE
In the morning – visiting the Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane, all the halls of the main exhibition – a large collection of Russian fine art, which was founded in 1856 by philanthropist Pavel Tretyakov. We had lunch at the Mu-Mu cafe nearby, in the alleys of old Moscow.
By metro to Leninskiye Gory station. Sports Palace LUZHNIKI. Rise on the CABLE ROAD (funicular) to the VOROBYEVY GORIES and the observation deck in front of the “high-rise” of Moscow State University, from which most of the center of Moscow is visible. Here we were caught by rain, so the photos did not turn out.
07/07/2022 Thursday. DAY FOUR
Inspection of the Novoslobodskaya metro station, decorated with various stained-glass windows. Museum of Cosmonautics at the base of the monument to the Conquerors of Space,
a walk through the vast territory of the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy – VDNH: Fountain of Friendship of Peoples, Fountain “Stone Flower”. Visit Moskvarium – a huge oceanarium, which presents a myriad of living inhabitants of the sea.
And in the evening, at 19:00 – a performance based on the play by Viktor Rozov, THE ENTERTAINER at the SPHERE theater, located in a historical place – the HERMITAGE garden in Karetny Ryad.
07/08/2022 Friday. DAY FIVE
Walk along the pedestrian street Old Arbat.
Museum of Fine Arts (GMII) them. A.S. Pushkin. Inspection of the collections of world art that make up the main exposition of the museum and the exhibition “Brother Ivan”, dedicated to the collection of works collected by the Morozov family of patrons. Walk along the old street B. Dmitrovka. At the corner of Dmitrovka St. and St. Moskvina lunch at “Pizza and Pasta”
In the evening – at 19:00 a visit to the performance of PUSHKIN’S FAIRY TALES staged by Robert Wilson at the most popular Theater of Nations. After the performance, a walk along the street. Petrovka, inspection of the Petrovsky passage, st. Neglinnaya, Theater Square: Bolshoi Theatre, Maly Theatre, Mokhovaya Street
07/09/2022 Saturday. DAY SIX
Visiting the Kremlin. Spectacular guard-laying ceremony on Cathedral Square in the Kremlin, which is held on Saturdays during the warm season. Visiting cathedrals (Assumption, Annunciation, Arkhangelsk), a walk around the territory of the Kremlin. Exit through the Troitskaya and Kutafya towers to the Alexander Garden. Monument to Marshal Zhukov, Km Zero, Red Square.
Walk in the Zaryadye Park: hills with observation platforms, an amphitheater, the Soaring Bridge.
Walk along the Kremlin embankment along the walls of the Kremlin, then along Mokhovaya st. to Aleksandrovsky Sad metro station
Circus NIKULINA 18:00. Submission of the season – “Almost Seriously”. As always, fascinating and exciting, highly professional. After the performance on Tsvetnoy Boulevard, they witnessed a bike ride with a large number of participants. Tsvetnoy Boulevard – sculptures of clowns by Zurab Tsereteli
07/10/2022 Sunday. DAY SEVEN
In the morning my guests met with relatives. Visit to the ZOO. Cafe “Enesai”
19:00 Moscow Musical Theater named after K.S. Stanislavsky and V.I. Nemirovich-Danchenko. Opera CARMEN. Georges Bizet
07/11/2022 Monday. DAY EIGHT
Breakfast on the roof of our house in a picnic area with a gazebo.
Walk on the YACHT “Radisson Flotilla”. Departure from the hotel “Radisson-Ukraine” to the “high-rise” on the Kotelnicheskaya embankment and back. Visiting the “high-rise” hotel “Radisson-Ukraine”. Inspection of the MOSCOW DIORAMA in the hotel lobby. Walk to the Kyiv metro station along the embankment. Taras Shevchenko.