Born November 7, 1939 in the village Egeruhay Koshehablskogo area Adygei Autonomous Region in the family of collective farm. Adygeets.
In 1964 he graduated from the Kuban Agricultural Institute, in 1968 - post-graduate department of agricultural economics Kuban Agricultural Institute,. In 1985 he graduated from the Academy of Social Sciences under the CPSU Central Committee.
. Until 1970 he worked in Koshehablskom district, then regional selhozupravlenii.
. In 1970 - 73 - Deputy head of the department Adyghe Party Committee
. In 1973 - 75 - Director Adygei Regional State Agricultural Experiment Station.
. Since 1975 - at the party work.
. In 1989 - 90 - first secretary of Party Committee of the Adygeya.
. People's deputy of the USSR in 1989 - 91.
. From March 1990 to 1992 - Chairman of the Regional Council of People's Deputies.
. Supported movement Adyege Khase, speaking at its meetings and in speeches are often referred to as an example of "correct" multi-party system in the area.
. January 5, 1992 Elected President of the Republic of Adygea
. January 17, 1992, sworn.
. In 1994 made a small pilgrimage to Mecca in the governmental delegation.
. 12 December 1993 was elected to the Federation Council of Russia.
. From January 1994 - Member of the Federation Council Committee on Security and Defense.
. Since January 1996 - Member of the Federation Council on the post.
. January 12, 1997 was re-elected president of the republic.
. February 16, 2000 - Member of the Audit Commission SF.