President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov addressed the nation — more precisely, on local TV read his congratulations in connection with independence Day of Uzbekistan. Speaker of the National broadcasting company announced festive appeal to Karimov, cited an excerpt from the three standard proposals (happiness, prosperity, congratulations).
The first appearance of the Uzbek ruling elite in public after reports of a stroke of the President occurred on 31 August. Official website of the government of Uzbekistan says: “the sounds of a military orchestra was laid flowers to the monument…” Further in the text, no names of participants or their titles. However, the media reported that Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyaev laid flowers to the monument of Independence is Karimov.
photo: Alexander Astafyev
Journalists write that with the Prime Minister the event was attended by members of both houses of Parliament — in particular, the Chairman of the Senate of Nigmatulla Yuldashev, which under the Constitution is the first applicant to the post of acting President of Uzbekistan for at least three months before the election.
At the ceremony were the Chairman of the Tashkent city Council of the youth movement “Kamolot” Akmal of Jumaboev — only his speech published on the government website and there is no word on the condition of the President.
Due to illness of the head of state had cancelled the event in memory of victims of repression, which were invariably attended by the Karimov government as well as the annual concert, where the Uzbek leader is often danced up and down. The fireworks scheduled for the evening of September 1, decided to postpone indefinitely, citing the football match Uzbekistan—Syria. Security measures will be strengthened, but in a regular manner, as he did every year: the restriction on the entry of large vehicles to Tashkent.
Meanwhile, the youngest daughter of the President, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva in his Instagram congratulated the people of Uzbekistan on the occasion and thanked for the support in this difficult time: according to her, healing the father helps “a huge force for good” emanating from the hearts of Uzbeks.
But, it turns out, in addition to the “forces of good”, which he wrote Karimov’s daughter Lola, there’s still physical strength, stops at the root of all the negativity associated with the health of the President. At the Tashkent market, according to local media, the sellers man threw empty plastic bottles at the talk about the demise of the leader and promised to “find his feet” for such gossip.
It seems that the people do not stop believing in miracles and hoping to hear independence Day greetings personally by Karimov, which he prepared every year.
With confidence we can say one thing: the fourth day about the health of longtime Uzbek leader come completely contradictory information.
August 31, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets said that Moscow had not received an official letter asking for assistance in the treatment of Islam Karimov. She also recalled that there is a Russian-Uzbek agreement, under which Moscow can assist in the treatment of the President. Probably, Tashkent chose to avoid possible bureaucratic details, and invite a doctor from Russia who is well-versed with the history Karimov directly.
According to reliable sources “MK” in Uzbekistan were invited not only the luminaries of medicine from Israel and Germany, but also well-known Russian specialist in heart disease. The cardiologist stated that Karimov, because of age and severity of the disease, inoperable.
The treatment of the President of Uzbekistan also doctors research Institute of neurosurgery named Burdenko. About it told journalists the head of the scientific research Institute Alexander Konovalov: “They are there for a long time, from the first moment there — our doctors”. Responsible for the treatment became the Director of the Institute, head of Department of neuro-traumatic Alexander Potapov.
However, the local media reported that the mayor’s office of Tashkent meeting of the heads of the various departments of the city, where it was announced that the Karimov as stable, and he “for a short time got out of bed”.
P. S. On the website of the President of Uzbekistan appeared the full text of his congratulations on the independence Day – it takes up one page.
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