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Ismoil Somoni Peak

Mountain of Pamir range
Ismoil Somoni Peak, pictured in 1989

Ismoil Somoni Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Исмоили Сомонӣ) is the highest mountain in Tajikistan. The mountain is in the Pamir Mountains range and is 7,495 metres (24,590 ft) above sea level. It is the 50th highest mountain in the world and was formerly the Soviet Union's highest mountain. The first climb was made by Soviet mountaineer Yevgeniy Abalakov in 1933.[1]

Ismoil Somoni Peak was once called Communism Peak before being renamed in honour of Ismail Samani, a ruler of the Samanid dynasty.

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  1. "Pik Kommunizma". Summit Post. Retrieved 18 May 2019.

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