The Circassian newspaper "Adyghe Mak" celebrates its 100th anniversary


The centenary is celebrated by the republican newspaper "Adyghe Mak" ("Voice of the Adyghe"), which is publishes in the Circassian (Adyghe) language. Its first issue was published on March 8, 1923 in the city of Krasnodar.

The newspaper was created simultaneously with the formation of the Adygea Autonomous Region and became an important source of information telling about significant events in the region and in the country for a wide range of readers both in Adygea and abroad, where the multi-million Circassian (Adyghe) diaspora lives.

In the first issue of the publication, instead of an editorial, the party anthem "The International" was placed, translated into the Circassian language by a beginner writer at that time, later a laureate of the USSR State Prize, Tembot Kerashev. The newspaper then used Arabic script. The circulation was only 500 copies, which were quickly distributed throughout the villages. But, unfortunately, this first edition has not been preserved.

Over the long years of its existence, the newspaper has repeatedly changed its name: "Adyge pseuch" ("Adyghe life"), "Ghupche-wat" ("Hammer and sickle"), later "Kolkhoz byrak" ("Kolkhoz flag"), for a long time it was called "Socialistic Adygea”, and only in the early 1990s the newspaper returned to its original name, under which it is known and loved today by regular readers - “Adyghe mak”.

The newspaper "Adyghe Mak" is published 5 times a week with a circulation of more than four thousand copies. The newspaper is also published in Russian and Turkish.You can get acquainted with the materials of the publication on all existing Internet platforms. Website