A monument to the first head of Adygea was unveiled in Maykop


A monument to the first head of the Circassian (Adyghe) Autonomous Region was unveiled in Maykop

As part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the statehood of Adygea, a monument to Shakhan-Girey Umarovich Khakurat, the first secretary of the Adygea regional committee, who stood at the origins of the formation of the Circassian (Adyghe) Autonomous Region, was opened today in the republican capital,- adygheya.ru reports.

A bronze monument to the first head of the Circassian (Adyghe) Autonomous Region, 3.2 meters high, was erected on the Maykop Railway Station Square.

Addressing the participants of the event, the Head of the Republıc of Adygea Murat Kumpılov emphasized that Shahan-Girey Khakurate played a big role in the creation and development of the region.

“In Adygea and Kuban they remember and honor Shakhan-Girey Umarovich as a strong and far-sighted leader, as a person of high responsibility and efficiency. He was passionate about his work, was devoted to it. And most importantly, he loved Adygea and his people, and tried to do everything to make life here better,” Murat Kumpilov said.

The author of the monument, Khamid Savkuev, thanked for the opportunity to take part in such a large-scale project and expressed gratitude to the people of Adygea, who worthily honor the memory of their outstanding people.

Recall that Shahan-Girey Khakurate (1883-1935) was born in the vıllage of Hashtuk in a peasant family. He graduated from the Shapsug one-class school, and then the Yekaterinodar military paramedic school. He was an active participant in the revolutionary movement, served in the Red Army, fought in the civil war. In 1922 he was elected the first chairman of the regional executive committee of the formed Circassian (Adyghe) Autonomous Region.