Plakha

Plakha

 

(1) The pieces of a log that has been split in two.

(2) A wooden block on which the head of a person sentenced to death was chopped off; the scaffold on which an execution was carried out.

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After his speech, Jeenbekov presented the library 200 books, collection of works, a bronze statue of the writer and statues of the wolf Tashchainar and wolf Akbar, the characters of the writer's book "Plakha".
(96.) For example, the repentance and spiritual rejuvenation theme was explored by Chingiz Aitmatov in his novel Plakha [The Executioner's Block] (1987).
It so happened that at the very same time as the appearance of his novel Plakha (1986; Eng.