Rafiq Nishonov
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Rafiq Nishonov
Rafiq Nishonov
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12th First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbek SSR

12 January 1988 - 23 June 1989
Inomjon Usmonxo'jayev
Islam Karimov
Personal details
Born (1926-01-15) 15 January 1926 (age 93)
Gazalkent, Soviet Union
(now Uzbekistan)
Political partyCommunist Party (1954-1989)

Rafiq Nishonovich Nishonov (Cyrillic Uzbek: ?; Russian: ? Rafik Nishanovich Nishanov) (born 15 January 1926) served as the twelfth First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR.[1]

Nishonov held this position for 17 months, from 12 January 1988 to 23 June 1989. His replacement was Islam Karimov.[2] He was also Chairman of the Soviet of Nationalities from 1989 to 1991.

In 1970-78 he served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Sergei Lavrov, who has since 2004 served as the Foreign Minister of Russia, served as his Sinhala interpreter.[3]

References

  1. ^ Dagikhudo Dagiev (30 October 2013). Regime Transition in Central Asia: Stateness, Nationalism and Political Change in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Routledge. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-134-60069-4.
  2. ^ Eric McGlinchey (30 September 2011). Chaos, Violence, Dynasty: Politics and Islam in Central Asia. University of Pittsburgh Pre. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-8229-7747-6.
  3. ^ ? ?. ? ?, , 16.01.2011 [1]
Party political offices
Preceded by
Inomjon Usmonxo'jayev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR
1988-1989
Succeeded by
Islam Karimov

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