Friends,

Colleagues,

Chinghiz Aitmatov employed his unique style based on metaphors and parables to expose the undisclosed nature of the eternal standoff between the technocratic civilization and a nation’s cultural identity…

As an Abkhaz national, I always find answers to pressing issues that have plagued the minds of my predecessors in Aitmatov’s philosophical overtures, his myth-laced poetry and myriads of associations…

…Abkhazian intellectuals are deeply concerned about self-identification and preservation of our culture, language and traditions…

Abkhazians have their own code of ethics, called apsuara, built and handed over from father to son over centuries…