Khachim TEUNOV, USSR Circassian (Kabardian) writer, playwright, journalist and translator. Member, Kabardino-Balkar Department, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic Union of Writers. Badge of Honor; medal "For Defense of the Caucasus”; medal “For Valiant Labor”. Member, Communist Party, since 1958.
1958 delegation at 1st Constituent Congress of Writers of the Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic. 1959 delegation at 3rd Congress of USSR Writers. Member, Editor Board, journal "Druzhba narodov” (Friendship of the Peoples).
Translated into Circassian-Kabardian: Pushkin’s “Kapitanskaya dochka” (The Captain’s Daughter). Gogol's “Zhenitba” (Marriage). Krylov’s fables; stories by Gorky.
Fadeev’s “Molodaya gvardiya” (The Young Guards), etc. 1932-1935 literature edition, then Head,Department of Culture and Life, newspaper “Lenin gok” (Lenin’s Way), Kabardino-Balkar Oblast Committee, AllUnion Communist Party (Bolsheviks), Nalchik. Thereafter successively: Editor, newspaper “On the Combat Sector", Political Department, Malo-Kabardian Machine-Tractor Station.
Editor, newspaper “Baksanstroy”, issued during construction of Baksan Power Plant. Chief Editor, Kabardino-Balkar National Publ. House, and corresponding, “Komsomolskaya Pravda”.
1936-1941 Editor, republ. newspaper “The Young Stalinist”, Nalchik. 1941-1945 Propaganda Secretary, Oblast Communist Youth League Committee. Lecturer, All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) Oblast Committee.
Chairman, Republic Committee Radio and Broadcasting. Chairman, Kabardino-Balkar Union of Writers and Chairman, Kabardian Supreme Soviet, when Kabardino-Balkar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic became Kabardian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic after deportation of Balkars to Siberia and Central Asia in late 1943.