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29/01/2020 13:40 Personalities
Samson Chanba: father of Abkhaz dramaturgy

On January 29, 1918, the first Abkhaz performance took place, which laid the foundation for Abkhaz theatrical art. And the founder of the genre of Abkhaz drama is considered Samson Chanba, who gave the name to the Abkhaz Drama Theater.

25/01/2020 11:25 Personalities
Ismel Bidzhev: politician, builder and conqueror of peaks

For the anniversary of the well-known social and political activist of Karachay-Cherkessia Ismel Bidzhev, the WAC web info portal tells about the path, family, life values and unusual hobbies of this extraordinary person.

22/01/2020 13:30 Ethnography
Music is the folk treasure: how Abaza revive unique instruments and songs

Many members of the “Apkhyartsa” ensemble two years ago did not hold any musical instruments in their hands and did not know the notes - but meanwhile the newly created team almost immediately began to take prizes at festivals. The WAC correspondent found out how this was possible.

17/01/2020 09:00 Short history course
Tall guard of time: the story of the building of the Administration of Sukhum

The building of the Capital Administration was built in 1914: it turned 105 years old. Who built this house, which became the hallmark of Sukhum, how it changed, and what remained unchanged in it – all this is featured in the material of the WAC portal.

13/01/2020 11:30 Short history course
Newspaper “Abazashta”: the guardian of the language and the “chronicle” of the Abaza people

“Abazashta” is the only newspaper in the world to be published in the Abaza language. The first issue was published in July 1938. Since then, for 80 years, “Abazashta” writes about the life of Abaza in Russia and the world, their aspirations, difficulties and joys.

09/01/2020 12:25 Short history course
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. In 2019, the Bedia temple marked the 1020th anniversary since its founding.

03/01/2020 12:20 Personalities
Livestock breeder and good manager: about Shugaib Khabatov

Colleagues and wards of Shugaib Khabatov, a talented breeder and manager, appreciated his caring attitude towards both people and animals. One of his main achievements was the breeding of a new fine-wool sheep breed, for which he received a high award - the Stalin Prize.

27/12/2019 12:30 Personalities
Ubykh who spoke Ubykh language: Tevfik Esench - the last native speaker

Tevfik Esench was the last person who knew the Ubykh language.  On the eve of the 115th anniversary of his birth, the WAC web information portal visited Esench’s house in the Ubykh village of Haci Osman in Turkey.

26/12/2019 15:10 News
The artist of the year was chosen in Abkhazia: the award recipient is Sabina Kvarcheliya

The annual award “Best Artist of the Year” was held in Abkhazia.

25/12/2019 13:50 Personalities
Nikolay Marr: author of the “crazy” theory in linguistics and an Abkhaz scholar

The works of the Caucasian scholar and linguist Nikolay Marr cause mixed opinions in the scientific community, as does the personality of Marr, but, undoubtedly, he was a bright scholar who left a mark in Abkhaz studies. December 25 is his birthday.

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