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Russia: Muscovites mourn late President Karimov outside Uzbek embassy01:10

Russia: Muscovites mourn late President Karimov outside Uzbek embassy

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 3, 2016 at 14:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people came to lay flowers outside the embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow on Saturday, to honour the erstwhile Uzbek President Islam Karimov who passed away on Friday.

Muscovites brought red and white roses, carnations and lilies as well as banners with acknowledgements to honour the memory of the first President of Uzbekistan who died from a stroke at the age of 78 in Tashkent.

Islam Karimov, who is one of the longest-serving leaders of the former Soviet states, had been in power since the fall of Communism. He declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31 in 1991, becoming country’s first president.

Russia: Muscovites mourn late President Karimov outside Uzbek embassy01:10
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Hundreds of people came to lay flowers outside the embassy of Uzbekistan in Moscow on Saturday, to honour the erstwhile Uzbek President Islam Karimov who passed away on Friday.

Muscovites brought red and white roses, carnations and lilies as well as banners with acknowledgements to honour the memory of the first President of Uzbekistan who died from a stroke at the age of 78 in Tashkent.

Islam Karimov, who is one of the longest-serving leaders of the former Soviet states, had been in power since the fall of Communism. He declared independence from the Soviet Union on August 31 in 1991, becoming country’s first president.