23 July 2019


Life in sculpture: the story of the
first Abkhaz woman sculptor
Marina Eshba
July 20 would be the 95th anniversary of the outstanding Abkhaz woman,
the first woman sculptor, laureate of the Dmitry Gulia State Prize, a member of the
national liberation movement of the Abkhaz people in the years of Georgian oppression Marina Eshba.
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.
Still wanted to catch a lot
near my people: for the
birthday of Boris Adleyba
July 15, on the birthday of Boris Adleyba, the WAC web information
portal recalls this bright leader of Abkhazia of modern times.
Actor “without a mask”: the story
of life and work of
Nurbey Kamkia
The famous Abkhaz actor of theater and cinema, the people's
artist of the Georgian SSR, the Abkhaz ASSR and the North Ossetian ASSR
Nurbey Kamkia would have turned 85 on June 15.
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.
Teacher by profession,
fighter by vocation: the life
story of Konstantin Shakryl
On May 20, the outstanding Abkhaz enlightener, winner of the Dmitry Gulia
State Prize Konstantin Shakryl would have turned 120 years old.
On the stage and in life: the history
of the People's Artist of the
USSR Sharakh Pachaliya
People's Artist of the Soviet Union Sharakh Pachaliya would have turned 105
on May 20. For this date, the WAC web info portal prepared an essay about his life and work.
Valerian Kobakhia: “led the ship
of Abkhazia in the right direction”
In 2019, the well-known Abkhaz state and public figure Valerian Kobakhia
would have turned 90 years old. For this date, the WAC web
info portal publishes an essay about him.
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.
Science and politics
in the life of Georgy Dzidzaria
The famous Caucasus expert Georgy Dzidaria entered the history of Abkhazia
not only as an outstanding scholar, but also asa co-author of the famous
“Letter of the three”.This year marks 105 years since his birth.
“I firmly know the purpose of
my life”: to the 70th anniversary
of the birth of Kerim Mkhtse
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of the famous
Abaza poet Kerim Mkhtse, many of whose works are regarded
by literary critics as world heritage.

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