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Monday, February 27, 2017

Media: the President of Uzbekistan Karimov will be buried on Saturday in Samarkand


The funeral of the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov will take place on Saturday, the third day of September: this is with reference to its sources reported the portal “Fergana”, previously also first learned of the illness of the President.


photo: Alexander Astafyev

According to media reports, the authorities will dare to announce his death on Friday. Thus, according to the Samarkand cemetery near the complex of medieval mausoleums Shahi Zinda, where are buried two brothers and mother Karimov has already been preparatory work for a new burial.

“Fergana” adds that night, according to sources, the aircraft with the body of the late politician has already departed from Tashkent to Samarkand, and today and tomorrow the country will arrive official delegations from countries near and far abroad to participate in the funeral.

In the Facebook group “Health Kurimomo” yesterday there were reports on the preparation of Samarkand to a kind of events: the city is actively cleaned, repaired the house of the Karimov family and the district, according to a local resident, reported today about the upcoming “bad holiday”.

Finally, according to the Uzbek service of Radio “Freedom”, in Samarkand arrived and the Prime Minister of the Republic Shavkat Mirziyaev, who is considered the most likely successor to Karimov.

Note that the website of Uzbekistan’s President tonight announced that “in the past day as our President has been a marked deterioration and, according to doctors, it is estimated as critical.

Chief editor of “Fergana” Danil Kislov noted that the official Uzbek mass media is “unenviable fate” to follow the script of death of a dictator, written in the government”.

Read the latest data: Reuters reported on the death of Karimov

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