The Adyghes

The Republic of Adyghea is in Russia’s south. People who live here are called the Adyghes. They say the Adyghes are one of the oldest peoples in the world. Today these people are scattered around the world. According to some reports, the Adyghe population today is 14 million. Here, people still abduct their brides and bridegrooms, never meeting their future wife’s parents. Here you can find old table-stones and also meet the first female gunsmith in the Northern Caucasus.

Find out more about the Adyghes in a new XL Report on RT.