Heydar Aliyev

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Heydər Əliyev
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3rd President of Azerbaijan
In office
24 June 1993 – 31 October 2003
Acting: 24 June – 10 October 1993
Prime MinisterSurat Huseynov
Fuad Guliyev
Artur Rasizade
Ilham Aliyev
Preceded byAbulfaz Elchibey
Succeeded byIlham Aliyev
Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
15 June 1993 – 5 November 1993
PresidentAbulfaz Elchibey
Himself
Prime MinisterSurat Huseynov
Fuad Guliyev
Preceded byIsa Gambar
Succeeded byRasul Guliyev
First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union
In office
24 November 1982 – 23 October 1987
PresidentVasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Yuri Andropov
Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Konstantin Chernenko
Vasili Kuznetsov (acting)
Andrei Gromyko
PremierNikolai Tikhonov
Nikolai Ryzhkov
Preceded byIvan Arkhipov
Succeeded byAndrei Gromyko
Full member of the 26th, 27th Politburo
In office
22 November 1982 – 21 October 1987
Candidate member of the 25th, 26th Politburo
In office
5 March 1976 – 22 November 1982
Personal details
BornHeydar Alirza oglu Aliyev
(1923-05-10)10 May 1923
Nakhchivan ASSR, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Died13 December 2003(2003-12-13) (aged 80)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
NationalityAzerbaijani
Political partyCPSU New Azerbaijan Party
Spouse(s)Zarifa Aliyeva
Children2 (1 daughter: Sevil Aliyeva, 1 son: Ilham Aliyev)
ReligionShia Islam
AwardsHero of Socialist Labor medal.png Hero of Socialist Labor medal.png
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branchKGB of Azerbaijan SSR
Years of service1941–1969
RankMajor General

Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev or Geidar Aliev (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əlirza oğlu Əliyev, Russian: Гейда́р Али́евич Али́ев, Geidar Aliyevich Aliyev; 10 May 1923[1] – 12 December 2003), also spelled Haydar Aliev or Geidar Aliev was the third President of Azerbaijan for the New Azerbaijan Party from October 1993 to October 2003. His son Ilham Aliyev succeeded him.

From 1969 to 1982, Aliyev was also the leader of Soviet Azerbaijan, effectively dominating the political life of Azerbaijan for many years.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Heydar Aliyev biography". Archived from the original on 2007-09-13. Retrieved 2007-08-11.

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