Ismoil Somoni Peak

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Ismoil Somoni Peak
Peak of Communism
USSR-Tajikistan-Peak Communism.jpg
Ismoil Somoni Peak (then known as Communism Peak) taken in 1989.
Highest point
Elevation 7,495 m (24,590 ft) 
Ranked 50th
Prominence 3,402 m (11,161 ft) 
Ranked 54th
Listing Country high point
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Ismoil Somoni Peak is located in Tajikistan
Ismoil Somoni Peak
Ismoil Somoni Peak
Location in Tajikistan
Location Northwestern Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan
Parent range Pamirs
First ascent 3 September 1933 by Yevgeniy Abalakov and Nikolay Gorbunov.
Easiest route rock/snow/ice climb

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ, Qullai Ismoili Somonī; Russian: пик Исмаила Самани pik Ismaila Samani) is the highest mountain in Tajikistan and in the former Russian Empire and later in the Soviet Union, named after Ismail Samani, the greatest ruler of the Samanid dynasty.


When the existence of a peak in the Soviet Pamir Mountains higher than Lenin Peak was first established in 1928, the mountain was tentatively identified with Garmo Peak; but as the result of the work of further Soviet expeditions, it became clear by 1932 that they were not the same, and in 1933 the new peak, in the Akademiya Nauk Range, was named Stalin Peak (Pik Stalina, пик Сталина), after Joseph Stalin. In 1962, as part of Krushchev's nationwide de-Stalinization process, the name was changed to Communism Peak (Tajik: Пики Коммунизм, Piki Kommunizm; Russian: пик Коммуни́зма, Pik Kommunizma), a name by which it is still commonly known. The name 'Communism Peak' was dropped in 1998 in favour of the current name.


The first ascent was made 3 September 1933 by the Soviet mountaineer Yevgeniy Abalakov.[1]


See also


  1. The Great Soviet Encyclopaedia. Communizma Peak

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