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Sultan Ibraimov

Sultan Ibraimovich Ibraimov
Prime Minister Council of Ministers of the Kirgiz SSR
Deputy USSR Supreme Soviet
Personal details
Born (1927-09-20)20 September 1927
Alchaluu village
Died 4 December 1980(1980-12-04)
Cholpon Ata
Resting place Ala-Archa Cementry in Bishkek
Nationality Kyrgyz
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Children Ainura, Gulmira, Elmira, Ermek, Aibek
Residence Kyrgyz SSR
Alma mater Tashkent Institute of Engineers of Irrigation and Agriculture Mechanization
Profession Engineer

Sultan Ibraimovich Ibraimov (Султан Ибраимович Ибраимов) (September 20, 1927 – December 4, 1980) was a prominent administrator and politician in the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic. A long-time and popular governor of Osh oblast, then comprising the entire southern part of present-day Kyrgyzstan, he rose to the position of Chairman of the Council of Ministers (i.e., Prime Minister) of the Kyrgyz SSR in 1978.

Contents

  • Assassination 1
  • Legacy 2
    • Eponyms 2.1
    • Memorials 2.2
    • Books 2.3
  • Relatives 3
  • External links 4

Assassination

He was assassinated on 4 December 1980 under circumstances that have never been fully explained. It was suspected that the KGB arranged his assassination on instructions from Turdakun Usubaliev, then the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic. Turdakun Usubaliev was growing uncomfortable with Ibraimov's popularity and some support that Ibraimov could get in Moscow to replace him. He is believed to have decided therefore to eliminate Ibraimov, at a time when the entire Soviet system was sinking deeply into corruption and it was easy to organise such an assassination by KGB operatives.

Legacy

Ibraimov continues to be held in high esteem in the country.

Eponyms

Memorials

  • Sultan Ibraimov's memorial near Osh Kyrgyz Drama Theater named after Sultan Ibraimov.

Books

  • Book "Sultan Ibraimov" published by his daughter Gulnara Ibraimova

Relatives

One of his three daughters, Elmira Sultanovna Ibraimova, became Deputy Prime Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic in May 2008, but resigned from this position again in January 2009.

External links

  • Kyrgyzstan: Heads of Government: 1946-1991
  • New York Times (5 Dec. 1980): Sultan I. Ibraimov Is Dead at 53; Headed Soviet Kirghiz Republic
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