The portal of the World Abaza Congress on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the outstanding Abkhaz artist Levarsa Butba has prepared a selection of his most famous works.
Almost 60 years ago, in 1961, the Abkhaz artist and sculptor Givi Smyr solved one of the main mysteries of the “Abkhaz dungeon” and discovered the unique natural phenomenon - the Novy Afon Cave to the whole world.
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia, member of the Supreme Council of the WAC, Doctor of Philology, Professor Viacheslav Chirikba told about the problems of preserving the Abkhaz language, the goals and objectives of the WAC, and his vision of the work of the Congress.
The press center of the World Abaza Congress told about the visits of the WAC to Western Europe and summed up the results of the passing year.
Sukhum, the capital of Abkhazia, is an ancient town with a history of 2500 years. At the same time, its modern architectural appearance, so beloved by the townspeople, was formed relatively recently - at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
WAC Executive Secretary Inar Gitsba became the first guest of the Congress Discussion club and spoke about himself and his work in the Congress at the club’s meeting.
Abkhaz language belongs to the West Caucasian (Abkhaz-Adyg) group of the Caucasian language family. The closest to it is the Abaza language and they are related to the Adyg, Kabardino-Circassian languages, as well as the now extinct Ubykh. The Abkhaz language is one of the oldest and archaic languages of the world, which has survived to this day. The alphabet of the Abkhaz language consists of 64 letters: 56 consonants, 6 vowels, as well as two signs - a soft sign and a labialization sign.
The cultural and sports festival “Abaza”, which was held in Abkhazia on October 16-18, ended with a large-scale holiday in Sukhum.
The XVII festival “Khibla Gerzmava invites ...” was held at the “Dynamo” stadium in Sukhum on October 20.