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Square in the center of Moscow can be called the name of Islam Karimov

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The first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on June 24, 2016

Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS

Square in the heart of Yakimanka in Moscow will call the name of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, was reported by the mayoralty of the capital, noting that it asked for “figures of science, politics and art in Russia and Uzbekistan”

The Park, which is planned to be named the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, is located in the vicinity of the consular Department and the guest house of the Republic in the area of Yakimanka, said in a message on the website of the Moscow city hall. It is between house 39, building 1 on Bolshaya Polyanka and home 13 on the 1st Cossack lane.

A request to call in honor of Karimov ring square to the leadership of the city “turned figures of science, politics and art in Russia and Uzbekistan,” stressed the mayor.

A draft resolution will be considered at a meeting of city government on 1 November. Earlier, the proposal was supported by the City interdepartmental Commission on naming territorial units, under the chairmanship of Deputy mayor of Moscow Leonid Pechatnikov.

The Uzbek authorities officially announced the death of Karimov on the evening of 2 September. Prior to this, on 29 August, his daughter Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva said that the President was hospitalized “due to cerebral hemorrhage”, he was diagnosed with a stroke. On the same day, and later, on 1 September, the newspaper “Fergana” reported about death of the President. Tashkent, however, this information was denied.

Karimov has led Uzbekistan, when he was part of the USSR. In 1989, he became the first Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party of Uzbekistan, in 1990 the Supreme Council elected him President, the first General elections he won in 1991. In 1995, the powers of the leader was extended until 2000 by a referendum. The next election, in 2000, 2007 and 2015, confirmed the powers of Karimov.