- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Starshiyi Leytenant (1st Lieutenant)
- 1239th Infantry Regiment, 373rd Infantry Division, 52nd Army, 1st Ukrainian Front, Red Army
- Awarded on:
- April 10th, 1945
"On January 25, 1945 Nikishov's platoon was one of the first to cross Oder in the vicinity of the settlement of Rattvitz to the southeast of Breslau and took an active part in the battles for the capture and retention of the bridgehead on its western shore, repelling six German counter-attacks. In those battles Nikishov personally knocked down two enemy tanks"