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Askar Akayev
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World Leader
    (November 10, 1944- )
    Born in Kemin, Kyrgyzstan
    Youngest of five sons born to collective farm workers
    Metalworker at a local factory (1961)
    Graduated from Leningrad Institute of Precision Mechanics and Optics with honors degrees in mathematics, engineering and computer science (1967)
    Worked as senior researcher and teacher (1967-1976)
    Married Mayram Akayeva and have 2 sons and 2 daughters together (1970)
    Senior professor at Frunze Polytechnic Institute (now Kyrgyz Technical University) (1977)
    Member of Kirghiz Academy of Sciences (1984)
    Vice President of the Academy (1987)
    President of the Academy and Deputy in Supreme Soviet of the USSR (1989)
    President of Kyrgyzstan (October 27, 1990-March 4, 2005)
    Ousted by Tulip Revolution (March 24, 2005)
    Professor and Senior Researcher of Prigogine Institute for Mathematical Investigations of Complex Systems at Moscow State University
    He is not very fluent in the Kyrgyz language, which resulted in loss of marks when he took a language test so that he could be reelected (2000).
    He gradually ended up becoming a dictator, just like the other countries in Central Asia.
    His son Aidar and his daughter Bermet won seats in Parliament.
    Some of his cabinet members were students and friends from the Frunze Polytechnic Institute, where he taught, arousing allegations of nepotism and cronyism.
    His victory in two elections was suspected of ballot rigging (December 24, 1995, October 29, 2000).
    He was accused of leading a corrupt administration and suppressing opposition parties and media.
    Compared to the leaders of other former Soviet Central Asian countries, he was more liberal.
    Other than science, his interests include classical music and painting.
    He favors and encouraged privatization of land and businesses.
    He was a physicist.
    His strong interests in science has earned him awards for his brightness.

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