Participated in folklore expeditions in Adyge Autonomous Oblast and systematized and edited material collected by the latter. Voting delegation at 1956 Communist Party of the Soviet Union Congress. 1932-1936 instructor in Circassian language and literature at Kuban Pedagogical Institute, Krasnodar.
Later at Adyge Pedagogical Technicum. Associate, Adyge Research Institute of Language, Literature and History, Krasnodar, now Maykop.