The Philosophy and Sociology section is one of the youngest scholarly subdivisions of the
Institute. This section was founded in 1992.
Since 1994, a scholarly - informational bulletin has been published by the section, first under the title
"Philosophy and Sociology in the Republic of Adygeia" and then as "Philosophy
Since 1992, the section's researchers have systematically studied the language situation
in the Republic of Adygeia.
The Republic of Adygeia, along with the rest of Russian society, has been going through
serious changes during the last decade: it is becoming more open, many social shifts have
taken place, including migration, changes in social structure, in level of education.
All these problems need profound sociological research of the type the section has been doing.
Scholars in the Philosophy and Sociology Section include:
Tsvetkov O.M., Delova L.A., Dagamuk I.G., Piatakova T.L. and Pavlovskaia L.V.
The section has provided useful analytical information for state bodies.
KHANAKHU Ruslan Askhadovich
Head of the Section
a Doctor of Philosophy, a professor, an academician of the Adyg International Academy of Sciences.
He has worked in the Institute since 1990, and since 1993 has been the Head of the Section.
Khanakhu has founded a regional school of sociological and philosophical research.
He is the author of a number of articles and monographs: "Traditional Culture of the
North Caucasus" (2000), "The Culture World of Adygs: Evolution and
He is a member of the Russian Philosophical Society.