Rafiq Nishonov

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Rafiq Nishonov
Рафик Нишанов
12th First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbek SSR
In office
12 January 1988 – 23 June 1989
Preceded by Inomjon Usmonxo‘jayev
Succeeded by Islam Karimov
Personal details
Born (1926-01-15) 15 January 1926 (age 91)
Gazalkent, Soviet Union
(now Uzbekistan)
Political party Communist Party (1954-1989)

Rafiq Nishonovich Nishonov (Cyrillic Uzbek: Рафиқ Нишонович Нишонов; Russian: Рафик Нишанович Нишанов 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.


  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. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Inomjon Usmonxo‘jayev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Uzbek SSR
Succeeded by
Islam Karimov