Aslanbek Sheripov

Sheripov, Aslanbek Dzhemaldinovich

 

Born 1897 in Groznyi; died Sept. 11, 1919, in the village of Vozdvizhenskoe, Terek Oblast. Participant in the struggle for Soviet power in the Northern Caucasus. Chechen by nationality. Member of the Communist Party from 1919.

Sheripov formed the first soviet in Chechnia. He was a delegate to the Second through Fifth Terek Oblast People’s Congresses and a member of the Terek People’s Soviet. Sheripov was commander of the Chechen Red Army; from August to November 1918 he helped lead the 100-day defense of Groznyi against the White Guards. After the White Guards seized the Northern Caucasus, he and N. F. Gikalo formed a rebel detachment that attacked the rear of Denikin’s forces. Sheripov was killed in a battle with a punitive expedition mounted by Denikin’s forces.

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88) For example, Mitaev's biographer Maskhud Zaurbekov claims that Mitaev played a far more important role than those figures mentioned in Soviet historiography, such as the Communist Nikolai Gikalo (1897-1938), a Russian native of the Caucasus who was commander of the Red Army in the Terek region during the Civil War, or Aslanbek Sheripov (1897-1919), a member of the secular Chechen intelligentsia whom Soviet historiography has commonly portrayed as the "first Communist" of Chechnya.
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In his 1916 introduction to his translations of Chechen songs, the Chechen Bolshevik leader Aslanbek Sheripov delineated a tripartite historical evolution of the abrek in Chechen folklore that emphasized the relationship between history and the abrek's development: