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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.
Khibla Gerzmava
"Golden soprano"
of Abkhazia and Russia
The name of Khibla in translation from the Abkhaz
means "gold-eyed", and critics have long called her
the "golden soprano" of Russia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Abkhaz Hundred: in whom
“the true spirit of chivalry” lived
2019 marks the 105th anniversary since the start of the First World War,
in which the Abkhaz warriors fought, showing exceptional courage in battle,
sincere devotion to the Motherland.
Acquaintance, abduction,
feast: Abkhaz wedding through
the eyes of ethnographers
Much has changed over the centuries in the marriage traditions of the Abkhaz people,
but it is also surprising that much has been preserved.
Prince of Oldenburg:
founder of the Gagra resort
The name of Prince Gagra, which became the first “climate station” in the Caucasus
in tsarist Russia, is associated with the name of Prince Alexander of Oldenburg.
This year marks 175 years since the birth of the prince.
Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux:
a perspective of a foreigner on the Caucasus
The works of the Swiss traveler Frédéric Dubois de Montpéreux, who in the early
30s of the XIX century made a “journey around the Caucasus”, are interesting
with a detailed description of the Caucasus, including Abkhazia, and
the wonderful drawings made by him during this voyage.

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