Nikola Desislav

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Nikola Desislav
Никола Десислав
Nikola Desislav in 2013
1st President of Ziridava
In office
October 15, 1987 – January 8, 1995
Prime MinisterKrastio Bogomil
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded bySvetomir Atanas
Personal details
Born Nikola Ventseslav Desislav
5 February 1942
Vistriza, People's Republic of Ziridava
Died 25 June 2015 (age 74)
Progena, Republic of Ziridava
Political party Ziridava Independence Party (1987-1998)
Alma mater Progena Military School
Military service
Allegiance  People's Republic of Ziridava (1960-1971)
Ziridava Blue Wing/Republic of Ziridava (1971-1987)
Service/branch PNZflag.png Ziridava People's Army (1960-1971)
Years of service 1960-1987
Rank PNZflag.png Lieutenant
Battles/wars Granzerian War
Ziridavan anti-communist resistance movement
Second Ziridavan Civil War

Nikola Desislav (5 February 1942 - 25 June 2015) was a Ziridavan military leader, political leader, and revolutionary who served as the first president of the Republic of Ziridava. Nikola served in the Ziridava People's Army from 1960, up until his defection to the Blue Wing Movement in 1971 after serving in the Granzerian War. From then, he organized the Ziridavan anti-communist resistance at the time into a rebel force, and was a key figure in orchestrating the Second Ziridavan Civil War.

Early life and education[edit]

Military service[edit]

Nikola Desislav in uniform, 1968

Granzerian War[edit]

Defection to resistance[edit]

Advance to leadership role[edit]

=Organization of the Blue Wing Movement[edit]

Second civil war[edit]

Post-war service[edit]

Presidency[edit]

Retirement and death[edit]

Nikola attending the Freedom & Rememberance Day parade of 2011

Legacy[edit]

Decorations[edit]

  • Order of the Ziridavan Republic
  • 10th Anniversary Of Victory In The Revolution medal
  • 20th Anniversary Of Victory In The Revolution medal
  • 30th Anniversary Of Victory In The Revolution medal (awarded posthumously)