The 80th Anniversary VG Oybermana Over the years of living in the Kabardino-Balkaria, which is about twenty years, Vladimir G. Oyberman produced about a hundred instruments of the peoples of the North Caucasus. Some of the species had at that time disappear not only from life, they do not have survived even in museums. Master had to recover from their verbal descriptions, the written sources, from drawings, photographs, pre-revolutionary left and Travellers researchers who visited the Caucasus in the past century. Vladimir G. spent much time in the archives of Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia, Adygeya, North Ossetia, Moscow and Leningrad, and toured many villages in the region, met with folk musicians, the people who still remember the disappeared of life instruments. Working in the archives of the Kabardino-Balkar Research Institute, VG Oyberman stumbled upon photo hereditary musician and scholar of folklore Balkar Ali Etteeva. In search of information about the life and work had already late Etteeva he came to the Lower Chegem, where he was shown an old-zhiya kylkobuz where played a virtuoso musician.
Even during the deportation Balkar, hidden under his coat a hollow, secretly accompanied the "Studebaker" soldier's wife, Ali managed to take away a valuable tool in Central Asia. Despite the vicissitudes of fate, the family Etteevyh retained zhiya-kylkobuz and in exile. Vladimir G. rediscovered the name of Ali Etteeva, the first to speak about his work and talent have not been evaluated adequately. B. Oybermanu failed to attract public attention and to recognized at the time, but later forgotten Kabardian musician and master Elmurza Sheozhevu.