Ismail Yusupov

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Ismail Yusupovich Yusupov, Template:Lang-ru, (5 November 1913 - 16 May 2005) was a member of the Uyghur minority and a Soviet Communist political figure in the Kazakh SSR. From 1962 to 1964 he was first secretary of the Communist Party of the Kazakh SSR.[1]

Yusupov attended an agricultural college and graduated in 1934. In 1940, he enlisted in the army and then graduated from the Minsk Military Academy for political officers. From June 1941 to July 1942 he was on the Leningrad front attached to a skiing assault battalion as a political officer. In addition to other formal recognition he was awarded the Order of Lenin for his service in World War II.

Yusupov helped establish Uyghur region within the Almaty Oblast, as well as the Uyghur National Theater.[2]


  1. "Kazakhstan President condoled upon decease of Ismail Yusupov" Kazinform (17 May 2005);
  2. "Kazakhstani Academy of Sciences Marks its 10th Anniversary" Kazakhstan Daily Digest (6 November 2001);