The culture of Adygea has evolved over the country's long history, providing it with a unique national culture and a strong literary tradition based on the Adyghe language. This has provided a strong sense of national identity that has helped to preserve Adygean distinctiveness despite repeated periods of foreign occupation and attempted assimilation.


Adyghe in their ethnic costumes

Culture of old Adygea Edit

Ancient Adyghe culture centred heavily on the Nart Epos, a collection of mythologies unique to the Adyghe people and comparable to the Greek pantheon.

Ecclesiastical art Edit

Ecclesiastical monuments Edit

Literary and other written works Edit

Culture of modern Adygea Edit

Famous Adygean cultural figures (20-21 centuries)Edit

Actors Edit

Composers Edit

  • U.H. Tkhabisimov (founder of Adyghe professional musical art, People's Artist of the Republic of Adygea, Honoured Worker of Russian Arts, Adygea State Prize winner and member of the Union of Adygean Composers)

Film-makers Edit

Opera singers Edit

Painters Edit

Pianists Edit

Poets Edit

Sculptors Edit

Theatre producers Edit

Writers Edit

  • A. Fadeev (national writer of Adygea, USSR State Prize winner and laureate of Kuban Young Communist League)
  • I. Sh. Mashbash (Sholokhov Prize winner and Head of the Union of Adyghe Writers)
  • T.M. Kerashev (USSR State Prize winner)

Basketball Edit

Handball Edit

Combat sports Edit

Boxing Edit

Greco-Roman fighting Edit

Judo Edit

Self-defence wrestling Edit

Target shooting Edit

Weight-lifting Edit

Sport Edit

See also Edit