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Moscow Square to Be Named After Late Uzbek Dictator Karimov

Islam Karimov AP Photo

Moscow authorities plan to name a square in the center of the city after late Uzbek dictator Islam Karimov, according to a statement on the city hall’s website.

The idea to name the square - located near the Uzbek consulate - in honor of Karimov came from Russian and Uzbek politicians, according to the website.

The death of Islam Karimov - who ruled Uzbekistan for 27 years - was announced on Sept. 2.

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