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World
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We unite Abkhaz and Abaza around the world
The pioneer in everything
and the patriarch of Abkhaz
literature: about Dmitry Gulia
Dmitry Gulia, being himself a pioneer writer in Abkhazia, always
put maximum efforts to bring together young people from Abkhaz
intellectuals on the horizon of literature, culture and education.
“We will be reborn”: on
the hero of the Patriotic War
Mushni Khvartskiya
A talented archaeologist Mushni Khvartskiya could devote his life
to science and make many more discoveries, but the tests that befallen the
homeland turned his life, and he took up arms.
“To be an inextinguishable flame of the people”
ON THE BIRTHDAY ALEXEY GOGUA
Charismatic leader:
the second President of Abkhazia
Sergey Bagapsh
Sergey Bagapsh will remain in the history of the modern Abkhaz state
as its leader, under whose rule Russia and a number of other countries
recognized the independence of the Republic. On March 4,
the second President of Abkhazia would celebrate his 70th anniversary.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Kobakhia: monuments of all periods
of human civilization are present in Abkhazia
On the eve of the International Day of Monuments and Historical Sites,
the WAC web information portal interviewed the Deputy Minister of Culture and
Protection of Historical and Cultural Heritage of Abkhazia Batal Kobakhia, who
spoke about the challenges and successes in the field of preserving cultural heritage.
15.06.2024 15:22
Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia

The first dissertation within the program for the development and preservation of the Abkhaz-Abaza language was successfully defended

Applicant for the Adyg State University Maryana Karmova defended her dissertation on  “Abaza language in multilingual conditions: sociolinguistic and linguocultural aspects.” https://abaza.org/en/1170

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13.06.2024 16:17
Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia

"Living Craft". Needlework. National clothes.


National dress is a kind of a book. By studying it, you can learn a lot about the traditions, culture and history of your people. Watch the next episode of the “Living Craft” to know what our traditional costume was like in ancient times, what Abkhazian needlewomen became famous for and why national clothing will never go out of fashion.

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07.06.2024 16:04
Gudauta, Republic of Abkhazia

Ekaterina Bebiia and the delegation of the ANO “Alashara” attended the evening in memory of Givi Vanacha in Gudauta. 

An evening in memory of the composer Givi Vanacha was held at the House of Culture of Gudauta. The event was organized by the journalist, Chairman of the Coordination Council of Women of Abkhazia under the WAC Ekaterina Bebiia and the head of the Gudauta State Museum of PWPA Gugutsa Dzhikirba. The memorial evening brought together the composer’s relatives, friends and colleagues, as well as residents and district leaders. 

The event was attended by guests from the Karachay-Cherkess Republic: Chairman of the Coordination Women's Council at "Alashara" Irina Khutova, Head of the "Culture" department Natella Dzhemakulova, Chairman of the Women's Council of the Abaza Municipal District Zurida Ashibokova, Chairman of the Women's Council of the Elburgan Village at "Alashara" Aminat Abazova, specialist of the "Family and children" department Inna Lagucheva, head of the "Health and Demography" department Artur Khutov.

The participants of the evening shared warm memories of the composer and stories about his life and career. 

The vocal and instrumental ensemble “Ritsa,” whose leader was Givi Vanacha for many years, performed several compositions from their own repertoire, including the popular song “Ritsa.” 

The audience was shown archival footage of Ekaterina Bebiia, in which the composer, together with his young daughter Anisa, performs the original song “Aminat”. 

Givi Vanacha is a poet and composer. He is the author of more than 30 songs, among which the most popular were “Ritsa”, “Song of Wounding”, a cycle of songs about Abkhazian warriors and others.

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05.06.2024 13:02
Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia

Representatives of the municipal organization "Alashara" together with Ekaterina Bebiia visited the office of the institution "Movement of Mothers of Abkhazia for Peace and Social Justice"

The delegation of the international association “Alashara”, together with journalist Ekaterina Bebiia, visited the Sukhum local authority institution “Movement of Mothers of Abkhazia for Peace and Social Justice”. The guests were received by the mothers of the soldiers who fell in the Patriotic War of the People of Abkhazia - Lamara Khashba-Kuchuberiia, Julietta Ketsba-Aslandziia, as well as Aza Gumba-Agumaa, who personally took part in the fightings.

The meeting took place in a warm and sincere atmosphere. Those present could not hold back their tears as they heard stories about the war. The mothers of the victims told about the trials and tribulations they had to endure during the tragic events. During the meeting they also talked about the exploits of women who, after the death of their sons, went to war, making their contribution to the victory over the enemy.

Representatives of the movement also noted the heroic feat of the volunteers who took part in the war. In the person of the guests present, they thanked all the fraternal peoples who joined the Abkhazian people in their struggle for freedom and independence.

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04.06.2024 15:00
Sukhum, Republic of Abkhazia

Results of the creative competition “The History of My Last Name” were summed up at the WAC press center

The event was organized within the joint project of the Women's Council of Abkhazia at the World Abaza Congress with the International Association "Alashara" and women's branches of Abaza villages.

The competition commission consisted of the Abkhazian scholars, journalist, writer Ekaterina Bebiia, head of the WAC department for education, social activity and health Izolda Khagba, chairman of the coordination women's council of Abaza villages Irina Khutova, chairman of the women's council of the Abaza Municipal District Zurida Ashibokaya, head of the “Culture” department Natella Dzhemakulova and the chairman of the women's council of the village of Elburgan, Aminat Abazova.

Studying the history of your family name and telling about its best representatives in a video presentation format was a task for ASU students and applicants. In total, seven young journalists took part in the competition: Lana Kof-ogly, Madina Amichba, Rayana Bebiia, Alena Gumba, Sabina Chitanava, Saida Kharazia and Daut Ashuba. All the participants immersed themselves into studying the history of their family and presented their works.

At the end of the presentation, committee members enthusiastically commented on each video and thanked the participants for their contributions to the study. The participants were presented with personalized certificates of honor and presents from the Congress team in the form of T-shirts, mugs and keychains with the WAC logo.

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Sabri Dogan Yelden
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Badri Garczk'aa
Zaur Ajsanov
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