Former Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiev who, in his homeland is sentenced in absentia to 25 years of imprisonment, presented the book of his memoirs “Pain, Love and Hope: My Kyrgyzstan" in
The annotation of the book says that the work is dedicated to the period of Kurmanbek Bakiyev's life when he was President of Kyrgyzstan (2005-2010). The book is intended for a wide readership. Kurmanbek Bakiyev said he had started to write the book in November 2014.
It was ready in summer 2015. As it was the period of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, the former president decided not to publish it immediately.
According to Kurmanbek Bakiyev, over the past five years he has kept a low profile and has not made any statements for media. “I was silent and you know it. I have not interfered with anything in the past five years," the former president said.
The book has been published in two languages: Russian and Kyrgyz. The book has been printed in Russia; the circulation is 2,000 copies. The book features the photos of Kurmanbek Bakiyev and other political figures of the post-Soviet states, China, Turkey, and the United States.