Dinara Smyr

Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia.
Abkhazia
She was born in 1957 in the Nizhnyaya Eshera settlement of the Sukhum District (Abkhaz ASSR). In 1974–1977, after graduation from the high school, she studied at the Orchestra Department of the Sukhum Cultural and Educational College.
  • 1977–1979 — a professional singer and emcee of the Gunda vocal and instrumental ensemble, Abkhazia State Philharmonic Hall.
  • 1979–1983 — attendance of the Moscow State Institute of Culture.
  • 1983–1984 — Senior Resource Specialist of the Republican Scientific-Methodological Center of Folk Arts and Cultural and Educational Works under the Ministry of Culture of the Abkhaz ASSR.
  • 1984–1985 — Senior Research Fellow of RSMC.
  • 1985–1992 — Head of the Organizational and Methodological Department of RSMC.
  • 1992–1994 — Lead Specialist in field of cultural and educational works in the Ministry of Culture of the Abkhaz ASSR.
  • 1994–1997 — Lead Specialist in field of theatrical entertainment events in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia.
  • 1997–2011 — Head of the Culture & Arts Department in the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia.
  • 2011–2014 — Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia.
  • 2020 — was appointed a Deputy Minister of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia.


In 2011, with the Presidential Order UP-165 of June 10, 2011, she was awarded with a title of a Distinguished Worker of Culture of the Republic of Abkhazia for her lasting personal contribution in culture and arts.