Personalities

Zaur Naloev
Zaur Naloev | Нало Заур (1928-2012)

This article is devoted to one of the brightest personalities of not only Kabardian but the whole Adyghe nation - to Zaur Magomedovich Naloev. He is a scholar-enlightener who little by little gathered and restored the lost pages of his native (Kabardian) folklore in auls and villages of the  three Adyghe republics. Z. Naloev’s creativity is ranked with the great classics of Adyghe literature - Ali Shogentsukov and Alim Keshokov.

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Auladin Dumanishev, Думанишев Ауладин Сарабиевич
Auladin Dumanishev | Думэныщ Iэулэдин

Auladin Sarabievich Dumanishev [Думэныщ Iэулэдин] (b. 1954, from Nartan, in Kabardino-Balkaria) was a choreographer, People's Artist of the Kabardino-Balkar Republic. Auladin Dumanishev was appointed Artistic Director of ‘Kabardinka’ [Academic Dance Ensemble] in the crisis-period of 1991.

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Tembot Kerashev
Tembot Kerashev | КIэрэщэ Тембот (1902-1988)

Kerashev, Tembot Magometovich - [КIэрэщэ Тембот]: 16 (7?) August 1902, Koshekhabl, Russia - 8 February 1988, Maykop, Russia

Kerashev was born in the aul (village) of Koshekhabl’, in present-day Adyghe Autonomous Oblast. Soviet Adyghean writer. Member of the CPSU since 1928.

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Ismail Bey Atazhukin (1750?-1811?)

Ismail Bey Atazhukin (Atazhuko? Hatokshoko) (1750?-1811?) was a leading Circassian (Adyghe) public figure and an opinion leader of the Circassian society of the 18th century. There are different dates suggested for his real birth and death dates. His father sent him to a Russian military school in St. Petersburg around 1750 when he was a teenager. Beginning from the 1780s, Atazhukin participated in the political life of the Tsarist Russia and Kabardia (Eastern region of Circassia). He fought in the Russian army against the Ottoman Army between 1788-1791. He entered the service of Prince G. A. Potemkin in 1788 and he took part in the Russian military campaign against the Ottoman castle Ochakov.[1]

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