Bagray SHINKUBA, USSR Abkhaz writer. Chairman, Abkhaz Supreme Soviet, since 1958; board member, USSR Union of Writers, since 1959. Order of Red Banner of Labor, 1958.
1958-1961 candidate member of the Central Committee, Communist Party Georgia. Deputy, USSR Supreme Soviet of 1958 convocation. Deputy and Deputy Presidium Chairman Georgia Supreme Soviet of 1959 convocation.