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Neli Tarba (1934-2014)

Neli Tarba

Neli Zolotinskovna Tarba (Abkhaz: Нелли Золотинск-иҧҳа Ҭарба; 20 November 1934 - 29 January 2014). Abkhaz writer, poet, translator and essayist.

Neli Tarba was born on the 20 November 1934 in the village Duripsh in the Gudauta District of the Abkhazian ASSR. In 1954 she graduated from high school in her native village. Then also in 1954 she entered the Faculty of the Sukhum State Pedagogical Institute named after A. M. Gorki, graduating in 1959.

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Hibla Gerzmava

Hibla Gerzmava

Hibla Gerzmava (Abkhaz: Хьыбла Леварса иҧҳа Герзмаа), (born January 6, 1970), is an Abkhazian operatic soprano. 

Gerzmava was born in Pitsunda, Abkhazia. She studied at the Moscow Conservatory and won the Grand Prix of the Tenth Tchaikovsky Competition. She is a member of the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Moscow, where her repertory includes Lucia di Lammermoor, Donna Anna, Cherubini’s Medea, the four heroines (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Violetta (La traviata) and Mimì. Her other operatic appearances include Liù, Donna Anna, Desdemona (Otello), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and Mimì for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Mimì for Bavarian State Opera, Violetta for the Bolshoi Theatre, Donna Anna for Vienna State Opera, Anna Bolena for La Scala, Milan, Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) for Paris Opéra and Vienna State Opera and Elisabeth de Valois (Don Carlos) for Paris Opéra.

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Nestor Lakoba (1893-1936)

Nestor Lakoba

Nestor Apollonovich Lakoba (Abkhaz: Нестор Аполлонович Лакоба; 1 May 1893 – 28 December 1936) was an Abkhaz Communist leader. Lakoba helped establish Bolshevik power in Abkhazia in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, and served as the head of Abkhazia after its incorporation into the Soviet Union in 1921. One of the leaders of the Abkhazian Bolsheviks who came to power after the expulsion of Georgian troops in March 1921.

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Yuri Voronov (1941-1995)

 Yuri Voronov archaeologist, Abkhazia

Yuri Nikolayevich Voronov ( May 8, 1941, Tsebelda - September 11, 1995, Sukhum ) is a Russian archaeologist and Caucasian researcher, a researcher of prehistoric, ancient and medieval antiquities of Abkhazia and Sochi, including the Great Abkhazian Wall. Deputy of the Supreme Council of Abkhazia (1990-1995), Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Abkhazia (1994-1995).

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