Karimov is buried in the cemetery of Samarkand, near the graves of his mother and brothers. According to the Agency “Fergana”, the preparations for the funeral began on 1 September. The coffin with the body of the President was delivered to the cemetery by plane from Tashkent in the early morning of September 3. Samarkand is closed for the day. The country declared three days of mourning.
At the farewell ceremony of profit of delegation of representatives of different countries, including the Russian delegation with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the helm. Russian President Vladimir Putin could not attend the funeral as it is on the forum in Vladivostok.
Speaking at the memorial meeting, Dmitry Medvedev expressed his condolences to the family and Karimov said that Russia and Uzbekistan will continue to strengthen relations, “embodying the precepts of the first President of the country.” “We talked frequently, and always communication was extremely productive, very useful in order to between our countries, between Russia and Uzbekistan were strong, good, allied relations. It wanted the first President of Uzbekistan, and it happened,” — said Medvedev. He also added that Karimov was an outstanding statesman, who gave his life to the service of his people.
Also present at the ceremony were the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbai Jeenbekov, Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Conduct of the President in Tashkent and Samarkand gathered thousands of local residents. As told in Samarkand interlocutor, in the centre of the city blocked off vehicular traffic to the cemetery was able to pass and drive in special tuples strictly by invitation only. The area around the cemetery is guarded by the militia, despite the fact that many local residents wanted to go to the place of burial, they were not allowed there.
In the historical centre of the city everything is quiet and open for the passage of tourists, but today they are there almost no. “Not all before”, — said the source .
2 Sep numerous reports about the death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov has confirmed on his page in Instagram the youngest daughter of the President, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva.
It was later published medical certificate of cause of death of Karimov. According to the document, he was taken to a hospital August 27 at about 9:00 local time (7:00 GMT) “unconscious”. Since then, the President was in a coma. September 2 at 20:15 local time (18:15 GMT) Karimov’s heart stopped. 40 minutes later, he was diagnosed with his death.