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Today, the national writer of the Republic of Abkhazia Bagrat Shinkuba would have turned 98 years old.

Today, the national writer of the Republic of Abkhazia Bagrat Shinkuba would have turned 98 years old. Today, the national writer of the Republic of Abkhazia Bagrat Shinkuba would have turned 98 years old.
  
He is known as a historian and linguist, researcher Northwest Caucasian languages and history of the Abkhaz-Adyghe people.
"Trying to stay away from the main road of life, as much as I have always followed my people in his work, in his fight for the future. I am aware that my duty - to write the truth of life of our century, to reveal to the reader a picture of the time to help he deeply comprehend the truth of our time "-he wrote about his work and himself. (Autobiography. June 28, 1959. Sukhum.)

Abkhaz writer, poet and politician Bagrat Vasilyevich Shinkuba born May 12, 1917 in the village of Chlou. After high school he entered the Sukhum Pedagogical College (1931-1935 gg.). After graduating, he entered the Sukhum State Pedagogical Institute (1935-1939 gg.). In 1939 he entered the graduate school of the Institute of Linguistics of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR. In 1945 he defended his thesis for the degree of candidate of philological sciences.

He is well-known for a novel "The Last of the Departed", the poem "The Song of the rock," numerous poems, including the well-known "Lullaby of  Muhajirs." B. Shinkuba - author of many nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
 

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