Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences on the death ofUzbek leader Islam

FILE PHOTO - Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (R) and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin talk during a summit of member states of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, June 17, 2006. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences on Friday over the death of Uzbek leader Islam Karimov to acting president Nigmatilla Yuldashev, the Kremlin said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO -  Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov (R) talks with Armenia's President Levon Ter-Petrosyan during a news conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 21, 1991. Picture taken December 21, 1991. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo
FILE PHOTO – Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov (R) talks with Armenia’s President Levon Ter-Petrosyan during a news conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, December 21, 1991. Picture taken December 21, 1991. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov/File Photo

The Russian delegation at Karimov’s funeral will be headed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Russia’s RIA news agency quoted Medvedev’s spokeswoman Natalia Timakova as saying.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Writing by Maria Kiselyova)

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