Putin knelt before the grave Karimov in Samarkand

Russian President Vladimir Putin to honor the memory of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov at his grave in Samarkand. Then Putin personally expressed condolences to his widow and daughter, reports “RIA Novosti”.

After arrival in Samarkand Putin immediately went to the cemetery, where on 3 Sep he was buried Karimov. He was accompanied by Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirzaev. Putin knelt before the grave and Karimov laid flowers to it.

After that, the Russian President went to the Palace of forums — the Samarkand residence of the President of Uzbekistan. There Putin laid a wreath at the photos Karimov. After that, he expressed his condolences to the widow of the President Tatyana Karimova, and his younger daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva.

As reports “RIA Novosti”, later a conversation of the Russian President with his family Karimov continued without the press.