The annual cultural and sports festival “Abaza” opened in the KChR with the sixth games of the people of Abaza.

More than 600 people from the countries of residence of the Abkhaz-Abaza ethnos took part in the VI games of the Abaza people, which were held in 2019 in the village of Elburgan, the homeland of the winners of previous games.


The games were held as part of the annual cultural and sports festival “Abaza”, which this year, as in the past, was held jointly by the Association for the Development of the Abaza-Abkhaz ethnos “Alashara” and the World Abaza Congress (WAC).

The sixth games of the people of Abaza gathered teams from Abkhazia, the Kabardino-Balkarian Republic, the Stavropol Region.  Teams from seven Abaza villages of Karachay-Cherkessia, as well as a team of the Moscow Abkhaz Diaspora took part in them.

Games of the Abaza people are held in the Karachay-Cherkess Republic for the sixth time. Geographical boundaries of competitors are expanding annually, covering new regions of Russia and abroad.