The Republic Of Adygeya
In 1999 Adygeya was the Nobel Prize winner in the Field of environment protection. It happened after the Committee of World Nature Heritage of UNESCO decided to put the western Coucasus into the list of the territories under their special protection.
It is the fifth Russian area in the list egually with golden Altai mountains, Kamchatka volcanoes and geysers, wood soft Komi Republic and Baikal Lake. According to the UNESCO Committee decision the territory of more that 300 ha was included into nomination "Western Caucasus". It includes a number of natural parks and monuments of the republic and the large part the Caucasus biosphere reservation. The forest's flora includes 900 species. The relict species constitute 22% and the endemic species constitute 24% of the whole number of species. Mountain meadow's flora has 819 species, more than 300 of which are endemic.
Mainly tourists companies in Adygeya are joinstock companies with state property share. Most of them show preference to active forms of tourism such as: mountain hiking, horse riding, mountain skiing. There are hiking routes over the mountainous part of the republic to the Black Sea and Krasnodar Sea. In the foothills and mountainous part of the republic they can offer a number of excursions to the monuments of nature, history and culture.
In Adygeya there are 20 tourist companies with different forms of organization and rights presenting activities beginning with excursion services and ending in international tours.
Sport tourism is being restored to the life. The republic federation of sports tourism recently reformed together with public tourist organizations prepared and carried out a number of mass competitions.
Every year on the Belaya river near Guzeripl village the Russian Championship on water tourism (canoe-padding) called "Interraley Belay" is held.
In 1999 the first mountain Marathon race "Transkavkaz" from Guzeripl to Dagomys was held. For the lovers of mountain bicycle the route is being worked out. Paraglider - pilots are making themselves familiar with the slopes of Adygeyan mountains. Hiking tours are still popular with sportsmen of Adygeya, Krasnodar, Rostov and Stavropol area Moscow, St. Petersburgh and other region of Russia.
Our republic pays a great attention to the development of education and art. The Adygheisky State Teachers' Training Institute became Adygheisky State University, the new Institute was opened. It is Maykopsky Technological Institute. There are 180 secondary schools, 17 vocational schools, colleges, Lyceums, the School of Slav Culture, the School of Cossack Culture, the Orthodox school, the School of Art. There is National Museum and National Library in Maykop. Russian and Adyghyen theatres, Chamber musical theatre, Russian Folk orchestra "Russian Daring", Choir, State Dance Ensemble of the Republic of Adygeya "Nalmes", State Ensemble of Adygeya folk song "Islamey", Symphony orchestra of the Department of Art of the Republic of Adygeya, children's dance and song ensemble "Kazachata" work today in our republic.
Adygeya is rich with mineral and thermometic waters. There are 330 artesian chinks on the territory. The most known is Maykopsky mineral sourse. Its waters are used for treatment of skin, heart-vascular disease, diseases of hervous system, rheumatism, and gastric-intestinal diseases, alimentary canal. On the territory of the republic there are several sanatoriums - dispensaries where mineral waters are used. They are: "Lago-Naki", "Kavkaz", "Kurdzhips", "Lesnaya Skazka", "Shapsug". At the same time about 16 thousand people can treat here.
The Republic of Adygeya has the great possibilities for developing of all branches of economy and their usage. It has good industrial potential, especially in food-processing industry, highly developed agriculture, favourable conditions for evolution of international and local tourism, rich natural resouces and skilled workers. Stable social and political situation also is of great importance for the attraction of investors. Adygeya is worthy to be called the calmest region the Northern Caucasus.
Adygeya is always opened for its friends. We are always glad for visitors!
Welcome to Adygeya!