Isatai Abdukarimov

Isatai Abdukarimov

Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Kazakh SSR (1978-79). First Secretary of the Kzyl-Orda Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan (1972-78). Hero of Socialist Labor (1971).
Date of Birth: 15.05.1923
Country: Kazakhstan

Biography of Isatai Abdulkarimov

Isatai Abdulkarimov was born on May 15, 1923, in the village of Ozgent, Sirdaryinskaya Oblast of the Turkestan Governorate, which is now part of the Zhanakorgan district of the Kyzylorda region in the Republic of Kazakhstan. He came from a family of a religious preacher and was of Kazakh ethnicity. His education was limited to secondary school.

In 1941, Abdulkarimov was conscripted into the Red Army. He participated in the Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945, fighting on the Western Front. He was severely wounded, and his family received a mistaken burial notice. In 1946, he was demobilized from the army.

Abdulkarimov joined the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) in 1944 and remained a member until 1991. From 1946 to 1952, he worked in the Kyzyl-Orda region in various positions within the Komsomol, trade unions, and party organizations. In 1952-1953, he served as the first secretary of the Kyzyl-Orda regional committee of the Komsomol in Kazakhstan. From 1953, he became the secretary of the Kyzyl-Orda regional executive committee.

From 1955 to 1962, Abdulkarimov served as the secretary and later the first secretary of the Chinly district committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. In 1962-1972, he held the position of the first secretary of the Karmakchy and Jalaqash district committees of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan.

During his tenure as the first secretary of the Jalaqash district committee, Abdulkarimov organized the workers and party organization of the district to achieve and exceed the targets of the eighth five-year plan. He contributed to the development of agriculture, particularly rice cultivation, and the improvement of the economy of collective farms in the region. The rice cultivation area increased from 9.2 thousand hectares in 1966 to 13.6 thousand hectares in 1970, with a corresponding increase in productivity. The production and sales of rice to the state more than doubled during the five-year plan. The livestock sector also saw significant growth, with the production of cattle and sheep exceeding the plan. For his outstanding achievements in agricultural production and the fulfillment of the five-year plan, Abdulkarimov was awarded the title of Hero of Socialist Labor on April 8, 1971, along with the Order of Lenin and the gold medal "Hammer and Sickle."

From 1972, Abdulkarimov served as the first secretary of the Kyzyl-Orda regional committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan. He then held the position of the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR from December 1978 to December 1979. He later became the Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR and, from 1980, the Chairman of the Syrdarya district executive committee in the Kyzylorda region. He retired in 1981.

Abdulkarimov was a deputy in the Council of Nationalities of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from the 9th to the 10th convocation (1974-1984), representing the Kyzyl-Orda electoral district No. 139 of the Kazakh SSR. He was also a member of the Transportation and Communication Commission of the Council of Nationalities of the 9th convocation. Abdulkarimov was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Kazakhstan.

In honor of Isatai Abdulkarimov, a secondary school in the village of Kozhakent in the Zhanakorgan district of the Kyzylorda region was named after him. A bust of Abdulkarimov was installed at the school. The Kyzylorda Agrarian Technical College and a street in the district center of Shieli in the Kyzylorda region were also named after him.

Abdulkarimov received numerous awards during his lifetime, including the Hero of Socialist Labor, two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Patriotic War 2nd Class, the Order of the Badge of Honor, and various medals.

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