The initiative to erect in Afipsip village of Tahtamukaysky area of Adygeya a monument devoted to the hero of the Caucasian War, the leader of Circassians Tuguzhuko Kazbich was suggested by a group of 12 people. That idea was supported by the public and the government of Adygeya.
Tuguzhuko Kazbich born in 1777, died in 1840. He is one of the legendary military leaders-Circassians of Circassia during the times of struggle for independence. He was a member of the well-known noble Shapsug family Sheretlukovs (the other transcriptions of his name were Kzilbech, Hadji Huz-bek Kizbech, Kazbich).
The tradition preserved in Adygeyan folklore shows his outstanding personality. He surprised his supporters and his enemies of his intrepidity and the stern character. Was a classic example of Circassian warrior of the past era. Even being in old age and after many severe wounds, he continued to lead Shapsug riders. In the Caucasian war he lost all his sons. Made a pilgrimage to Mecca. Was highly respected by the enemies. He died of his wounds.
Tuguzhuko Kazbich lived and fought near Afipsip village, there a monument is planned to be situated. Particular place for the monument’s construction was chosen by the Minister of Culture of Adygeya Gaziy Chemso;the honored artist and architect of Russian Federation Abdullah Bersirov and the author of the monument’s sketch Kabardian sculptor Arsen Guchapshev. The place was approved at the sitting of the town-planning council of the Committee of Adygeya of Architecture and Urban Planning.
"The monument will be a personification of the heroic past of the Adygeyan people. It is intended to remind the younger generation about the difficult and tragic moments in the history of our republic, about the uniting patriotic spirit and love towards motherland," the Minister of Culture of Adygeya Republic Gazy Chemso said.