11 July 2020


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War and Peace
of Vladislav Ardzinba
Vladislav Ardzinba appeared on the political arena of Abkhazia
in one of the most difficult periods of its history. He led the country,
becoming not only a political, but also a spiritual leader of the people.
Kandid Tarba and the “Kavkaz”
ensemble: one soul, one heart
The WAC web info portal publishes the story of the legendary folk dance ensemble
“Kavkaz”, which is inextricably linked with the life of its creator, Kandid Tarba. 2019 became
an anniversary year both for the recently departed Kandid and for the “Kavkaz”.
Loved by the people:
on Bagrat Shinkuba
A boy from an ordinary peasant family, who wrote poems about his native village,
he grew up into an outstanding author of famous books
Battles in the mountains
of Abkhazia: from the history
of the Great Patriotic War
The battles on the mountain passes of Abkhazia are one of the bloodiest
episodes of the Great Patriotic War, which largely determined
the outcome of the battle for the Caucasus.
Archaeologist, politician,
defender of truth: on Yuri Voronov
A bright statesman, archeologist, historian, Caucasian historian,
a person who cares for the fate of the Motherland and always
defends the truth - these are not all the epithets applicable
to the personality of Yuri Nikolayevich Voronov.
Strategist, knight, hero:
on Sultan Sosnaliev
He came to the war as a colonel of the Armed Forces of the USSR — and
returned to his homeland as lieutenant-general of the Republic of Abkhazia.
Sultan Sosnaliev, a Kabardinian, due to his own free will, found himself close
to the Abkhaz during the 1992-1993 Patriotic War.
Sukhum at the turn of the XIX-XX
centuries: a town of extraordinary
sunsets and roasted chestnuts
Sukhum, the capital of Abkhazia, is an ancient town with a history of 2500 years.
Abkhazians and Abazins:
carriers of a unique
national culture
A cycle of ethnographic essays on various aspects of everyday life,
art, crafts and national customs of these peoples with
common roots and a common history.
Nart epos of the Abkhaz:
legendary autograph of the people
The Nart epos is the key to the history of the peoples who gave birth to it,
the key to understanding the culture that goes back to deep antiquity.
Tall guard of time: the story
of the building of the
Administration of Sukhum
The tower clock building in the very center of Sukhum
on the corner of Leon and Ayaayra Avenues is one of the most
recognizable sights of the capital of Abkhazia.
Holy place and
architectural monument:
Bedia temple in Abkhazia
The Bedia cathedral was built in 999 on a mountain plateau
in the village of Agu-Bedia, Tkuarchal district of Abkhazia. This is
an Orthodox church, known far beyond the borders of Abkhazia.
Speak Abaza: past, present and
future of the Abaza language
The Abaza language has two dialects: Tapant (from Abaz. Ashua), which underlies
the literary language, and Ashkhar (from Abaz. Shkaraua). Both are used today.
Sukhum heritage
of Joachim Aloisi
This year marks the 165th anniversary of the birth of the industrialist,
merchant and silkworm maker, philanthropist Joachim Aloisi, who built
several luxurious buildings in Sukhum in the early 20th century.

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