Today, September, 1 Uzbekistan marks 25th anniversary of Independence. The celebration is not attended by a current leader Islam Karimov - the only President of the Republic following the Soviet collapse.
The official statements on the Uzbek President's health have not been made since August, 28. Some state media spread unconfirmed information on the Karimov’s death August, 29. According to the Ferghana.ru, he passed away around 3-4p.m. Tashkent time.
It is also rumored that it is secret fight for the presidency.
The only source is the youngest daughter of the Uzbekistan leader, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva. On the morning of August 29 she posted sensational information to the social network. Tillyaeva recognized that her father is in intensive care due to a brain hemorrhage.August, 31 President's daughter shared on Instagram that her 78-year-old father is still alive and his health state is improving. Islam Karimov has planned to deliver a speech September, 1 in Tashkent.
The scheduled concert has been canceled. Other festive events in the country have been limited.
Fireworks on the occasion of Independence Day have been rescheduled due to a football match between the Uzbekistan and Syria national teams.