Putin pays homage to Uzbek­istan leader

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin vis­ited ex-Soviet Uzbek­istan yes­ter­day to pay his re­spects at the grave of strong­man leader Is­lam Ka­ri­mov, who was buried over the week­end. Mr Ka­ri­mov, 78, was pro­nounced dead on Septem­ber 2 af­ter suf­fer­ing a stroke and fall­ing into a coma, Uzbek au­thor­i­ties said fol­low­ing days of spec­u­la­tion about his death. – AFP

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