Abuzar Aydamirov, a people’s writer of the Chechen-Ingush Republic, is the author of distinguished works, of which the most notable ones are the historical trilogy “Long Nights”, “A Lightning in the Mountains” and “The Storm”. The three novels tell about the history of Chechnya, starting from the 19th century Russian-Caucasian war to the 1917 October Revolution. Among the characters are dozens of ordinary mountain peasants and Chechen heroes.
Aydamirov was born in 29 October 1933. After graduating from the history and philology department of the Chechen-Ingush Teachers Training Institute, he worked as a teacher, then as a secondary school headmaster in his native village of Meskety. Years of teaching brought him top government awards and it was no accident that Aydamirov was elected People’s Deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR for the period from 1989 to 1993.
The life of Abuzar Aydamirov, both at home and at work, was far from easy but he is a man of inflexible will and as a school teacher has become a model and a moral authority for hundreds of his students and as a writer – a spiritual authority for all Chechen people.
The beginning of his career as a writer coincided with a time marked by expectations of positive changes in the life of the country following the denunciation of Stalin’s personality cult. His first story was published in 1957. Aydamirov has always written the truth about his people, no matter what his works were about old days or this days. There were times, when the writer fell into disgrace, for his work did not always satisfy the ideological concepts of the time. But at all times Aydamirov’s pen was driven by a dream about the restoration of peaceful and creative life of Chechen people.
Aydamirov spend to exert every effort to avert trouble from his homeland. Never staying indifferent to the sufferings of Chechen people he continued to write prose, publish articles and give interviews. He called for finding civilized ways to settle any disputes and is a champion of the culture of peace. He has a great number of supporters and his voice is heeded by Chechen people. He is also author of the National Anthem of Chechen Republic Ichkeria. He died in 27 May 2005 when he was 72 years old.