Alumnus Bekbolotov Passes

January 3, 2019

CEU alumnus Ilyas Bekbolotov (IRES ’96) passed away on December 26, 2018, after a long illness.

A citizen of Kyrgyzstan, Ilyas worked as a translator, a press secretary and from 2002 to 2005 as Head of Protocol for the administration of former Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev.

He is survived by a wife and daughter. Our deepest condolences to Ilyas’s family, friends and fellow alumni.

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