This section was founded in 1993, in order to produce the "Encyclopedia of Populated
Areas of the Republic of Adygeia and of Auls in Shapsugiia and in the Uspenskii Region of
This work is a universal encyclopedia. It includes a wide range of material and a large number
of articles. Scholars, specialists in various fields and representatives of government bodies of
the Republic of Adygeia are taking part in its preparation.
The Section of Common Issues takes the opportunity to appeal to those interested and
able, including Adyg communities in the
diaspora, to assist in the realization of this comprehensive and timely project.
GISHEV Nukh Turkubievich
Head of the Section
a Doctor of Philology, an academician of the Adyg International Academy of Sciences and a
distinguished scholar of Adygei. He is a member of special thesis defense councils for Caucasian
languages at Adgeia State University and Kabardino-Balkaria State University, a member of the
Republic of Adygeia President's Council for Adygei Language.