Monument to Yer Yedige Batyr

Name of the monument: Monument to Yer Yedige Batyr.

Typological affiliation: construction of monumental art .

Dating of the monument: 2020.

Location of the monument: Aktobe region, Aktobe, Edige prospect, opposite the Tabys market.

Historical information: Yedige batyr cared about the welfare of the people. Edige-Emir of Ak-Ordy. In 1352 he was born in the city  Kumkent, Karatau region, in the family of the commander-in-chief of the Ak-Orda troops Baltyshak. When power in Ak-Orda, and then in the entire Golden Horde passed into the hands of Tokhtamysh, Edige, with a cousin Temir-Kutluk, entered Timur. In 1391, after the defeat of Tokhtamysh, Edige began to independently rule the lands between the Volga and the Urals. Later he subdued the Golden Horde. When Temur-Kutluk became the khan of the Golden Horde, Edige was the actual ruler. Edige also founded the Nogai Horde. A monument to the hero who proved the strength of the Kazakh people was erected by descendants in their native land. To which the poets dedicated inspired poems to him. In 1399, Edige defeated the troops of the Lithuanian prince Vitov and Toktamys, who fled to Lithuania. In 1409 he captured Khorezm. In 1408-1409 he attacked Russia. His goal was to force the Moscow principality to pay tribute to the Golden Horde again. He besieged Moscow, but did not take it, because by forcing the prince of Moscow to pay tribute, he achieved his goal and returned to the country. In 1419, near Saraishyk, Edige died at the hands of the son of Tokhtamysh Kadyrberdy. About 60 versions of the epic have been written.

Description and characteristics of the monument: The monument to Yer Yedige batyr in Aktobe was installed in January 2020. The sculpture of the ancestor-batyr was put on the native land after 650 years. The monument to Er Edige has been installed to date only on the Karakalpakstan land. The total height of the granite monument exceeds 3 meters. The sculpture was made as a gift to the city by order of the Kobdinsky district department of architecture, construction, housing and communal services, passenger transport and highways. The monument was built in the amount of 30 million tenge. The author of the monument is Zhenis Zhubankosov.