In Samarkand on Saturday 3 September will be held the funeral the day before at the age of 78 years, Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov. His funeral is attended by delegations from seventeen countries. The Russian delegation is headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. MKRU is an online broadcast of the event.
18:51 – Watch the video on “thousands of residents of Samarkand parted with President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov”
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14:48 – Published video janaza-namaz in Samarkand, where he bid farewell to Islam Karimov.
13:52 – And that’s just what came reports that the leader of Uzbekistan was buried in the cemetery where are buried his parents. As reported “Interfax”, the prayer was held by mufti of Management of Uzbekistan Alimov Usmonjon. In the funeral prayer, called ganas-prayer, according to Muslim traditions was attended only by men.
The country declared three days of mourning.
President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov conducted in the last path in Samarkand (11 photos)
13:46 – were the famous words of the Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev at the memorial meeting in Samarkand. As RIA “Novosti”, the head of the Russian delegation recalled that often met with Islam Karimov and it is always the interaction was productive and useful for the durable good and allied relations between Russia and Uzbekistan. Medvedev expressed confidence that the countries continue in this vein will be to develop relationships, “embodying the precepts of the first President of Uzbekistan. He added that the youth of the Republic will be equal to Karimov, as a man who “set a very high standard of service to our Motherland”. “In these mournful days we can be sure of that. We remember the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov”, — said Medvedev.
13:25 – the Videos come from Uzbekistan with a big delay. The video shows how thousands of the inhabitants of Samarkand are along the route, waiting for the passage of the funeral cortege.
13:16 – meanwhile, in Samarkand, relatives and close persons took the body of Islam Karimov on his hands from the Registan to the place of burial in the complex Shahi-Ass. Kind of close, but it is 2 km away. All this time they carried the President’s body wrapped, as prescribed by Muslim ceremony, a 21-metre shroud. Tomb Karimov is about
13:14 Secretary of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow Obid Karimov announced that from Saturday 3 September to 5 September the Embassy will open a condolence book. The Embassy officials. expect a Note about this sent to the foreign Ministry and embassies of foreign countries in the Russian capital, RIA “Novosti”.
12:49 – To us surprisingly, television in Uzbekistan is not showing the funeral ceremony. At this moment here on the channel, the performance of musicians with national mourning melodies.
12:45 – the Associated Press published a photo of the audience in Samarkand’s historic Registan square.
12:41 – school year in the schools of Uzbekistan will start tomorrow, Sunday 4 September. And it starts with a lesson of memory dedicated to the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov.
12:38 – But the frame is broadcast, here the wife of Islam Karimov, Tatiana (she left) and his eldest daughter Gulnara. They escorted the coffin of the President of Uzbekistan at Tashkent international airport.
12:30 – the Frontier service of Kyrgyzstan, as the “Interfax” explained that on the territory of Uzbekistan are planned exercises of power structures, in connection with this, and for the strengthening of the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border.
The report emphasizes that Uzbekistan is in advance informed Kyrgyzstan about these exercises.
The situation on the border is calm now and there is no need for concern.
12:16 – ceremony farewell practically no coverage. Media are forced to publish continues to receive condolences. So it is reported that President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in his official message said that the people of the country with the deepest sorrow the sad news of the death of the President of Uzbekistan. He called Karimov a “brilliant leader who devoted himself to the service of his people and state.”
11:58 – farewell Ceremony with Islam Karimov in Samarkand began. She is currently the residence of the head of state. Have already gathered the leaders of Uzbekistan, foreign delegations and journalists.
A mourning ceremony was opened by the Chairman of the state Commission for organization of funeral, Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoev.
11:50 – state TV and radio company of Uzbekistan said that in the home of Islam Karimov, was committed to the national funeral rites.
11:45 – the people of Uzbekistan continue to speak out in social networks about the death of Islam Karimov.
yesterday departed this life Islam #Karimov . imany Salamat basin, still he did a lot to preserve peace and stability in Uzbekistan
— Jamal (@blackenedblack) September 3, 2016.
It is terrible when the people learns of the death of the President of the latter. Terrible disrespect to the people from the government #Uzbekistan-a! #Karimov
— Andriy Lesyuk (@AndriyLesyuk) September 3, 2016.
11:42 – the Website of the government of Kyrgyzstan announced the arrival in Samarkand, Prime Minister Sooronbay Zheenbekov. There is a picture of the guard of honor, established in Samarkand next to a portrait of Islam Karimov.
Photo press service of the Kyrgyz government.
11:37 – Svetlana Finds have prepared for you a material about the preparation of the funeral of President Karimov. There are a lot of curious. For example, it turns out that according to Muslim traditions the wife and daughters of Islam Karimov will not be allowed in the cemetery.
11:23 – the Russian delegation headed by Prime Minister Medvedev arrived in Samarkand on the funeral of President Islam Karimov, RIA “Novosti”.
11:21 – Moscow, the Embassy of Uzbekistan in the morning the people bring flowers. Here on duty, and many journalists.
11:14 – Uzbek journalist Aleksey Volosevich told the radio station “Moscow speaking” that the public sector in Tashkent began to gather even before the official announcement of the death of the President. That’s basically these people lined up at 5:30 a.m. along the route of the airport. The journalist also said that many residents are in suspense what will happen next. According to Volosevich potential successor “to their human qualities is at least as better, but in reality the fear that much worse.” However, on the streets people prefer to either keep quiet or praise the President.
11:09 – meanwhile, as reports “Interfax” citing a source in the State border service (SBS) of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan increased the number of troops on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border. Appeared military combat vehicles, from time to time fly military helicopters. In Kyrgyzstan say they are ready to react adequately in case. Kyrgyzstan stepped up security boundaries and say they are ready to aggravate the situation.
10:58 – Some bloggers here post photos of old Newspapers with information about Karimov. Here’s the newspaper with the biography of Karimov when he was first Secretary of the Communist party of Uzbekistan.
There was a time “Golden”. #Karimov #Uzbekistan pic.twitter.com/QIxuublw3c
— Zorn Gottes (@ZornGottes) September 3, 2016.
10:51 – on the Eve of the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan published an official medical report. According to the document, Islam Karimov, in an unconsciousness delivered in TSKB Ministry of health at 9 am on 27 August. After that, he spent almost a week in a state of atonic coma and was connected to a respirator.
10:49 – And here in Samarkand were preparing for the funeral of the President.
In Samarkand prepared for the funeral of Islam Karimov (5 photos)
10:38 – And here is how last night TV Uzbekistan reported about the death of our dear President Islam Karimov.
Officially… #Karimov … sorry pic.twitter.com/0q6znhfQeU
— ⭐ Dimon ⭐ silver ⭐ (@lfc_dimon) on 2 September 2016.
10:31 – the media meanwhile are continuing conversations that could lead Uzbekistan after Karimov. Now temporarily acting head of state are performed by the President of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan Nigmatilla Tulkinovich Yuldashev. This is technically – according to the Constitution of Uzbekistan. However, a successor called Karimov Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev. He also appointed a Commission to organize the funeral. And we remember that in the Soviet tradition the one who headed such a Commission and became the first person. Experts believe that the elites of Uzbekistan have agreed to stay on this candidate.
10:28 – the Internet community of Russian in Uzbekistan – rusbeki – so said goodbye to Islam Karimov, “bye, dad!”.
“Bye dad!” #Karimov #mourn … #rusbeki “Russians in Uzbekistan” pic.twitter.com/Rws9TgOkgy
— ⭐ Dimon ⭐ silver ⭐ (@lfc_dimon) September 3, 2016.
10:25 – In the headquarters of the SCO flags at half-mast due to mourning. The flag of Uzbekistan, according to the Newspaper.uz lowered and Paralympic village in Rio de Janeiro.
10:23 – the heart of Samarkand is now completely closed to cars, only foot travel. At each intersection duty policemen, local media reported.
10:05 – Here’s the video of the funeral cortege in Tashkent.
9:58 – the same meeting was waiting for the funeral cortege and Samarkand. Meet the chain stretched from the airport to the city centre. Men were in black pants and white shirts and women in traditional costumes, marks RIA “news”. The cortege proceeded to the Registan square, where will be installed in the near future coffin. It is also reported that the cemetery Shah-I-Zinda last 20 years no one is buried, but for the President of Uzbekistan made an exception.
9:50 – meanwhile, eyewitnesses reported that tens of thousands of residents of Tashkent early in the morning lined up along the “presidential highway” along which the funeral cortege with the body of Karimov proceeded to the airport, where his special plane was sent to Samarkand. People were crying and throwing flowers under the wheels of a train. Many have expressed concerns about the future of Uzbekistan. Still, for a long time Karimov, in power for a whole generation. However concerns were expressed by the experts. Karimov has been criticized for authoritarianism, but he was able to restrain Islamist groups. Whether it’s new authorities?
Last time in Tashkent pic.twitter.com/gKHVa6NZdA
— Quintessence ✈ (@V_Dawa) September 3, 2016.
9:45 – Russian President Vladimir Putin could not attend the funeral of Islam Karimov. His press Secretary Dmitry Peskov explained that the Russian leader was speaking at the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok, and to fly to Samarkand 7 hours. The possibility of travel was considered, but just physically failed.
9:40 – farewell Ceremony with Islam Karimov will be held in Samarkand, the square around the historic monument of Shahi Zinda. Close by is the cemetery where relatives of the President. Official events will begin later in 11-12 hours Moscow time. But now in Uzbekistan began arriving foreign delegations. It announces the arrival of the presidents of Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan represented by Prime Ministers, and China, South Korea and Ukraine – Deputy Prime Ministers. From Russia is flying to Uzbekistan, the delegation headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The delegation also included Deputy Prime Minister, chief of staff Sergei Prikhodko.
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