Born December 1899 in the kishlak (hamlet) of Parshnev, in what is now Shugni Raion, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast; died Oct. 27, 1937. Soviet government and party figure. Member of the Communist Party from 1921.
The son of a peasant, Shotemor became a worker in Tashkent in 1919. He took part in the struggle for the establishment of Soviet power in Turkestan. From 1921 to 1924 he was chairman of a revolutionary committee in the Pamirs and an instructor for the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Turkestan. From 1925 to 1927 he was people’s commissar of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Inspectorate and the commissioner of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Uzbekistan in the Tadzhik ASSR; he helped lead the struggle against the Basmachi revolt.
Shotemor graduated from the Communist University for Workers of the East in 1929 and served as executive secretary of the Tadzhik oblast committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Uzbekistan. He was a delegate to the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Party Congresses. From 1930 to 1933 he was second secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party (Bolshevik) of Tadzhikistan. In 1933 he was named chairman of the Central Executive Committee of the Tadzhik SSR. Shotemor became a member of the Central Executive Committee of the USSR in 1925.