Uzbekistan in 1991 declared its independence from the Soviet Union. Islam Karimov became the first President of Uzbekistan, after being chief of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan during the last years of Soviet rule.
- Islam Karimov – Wikipedia
Islam Abduganiyevich Karimov (Uzbek: Islom Abdugʻaniyevich Karimov; Russian: Ислам Абдуганиевич Каримов; 30 January 1938 – 2 September 2016) was the leader of Uzbekistan and its predecessor state, the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1989 until his death in 2016.
- Islam Karimov: Uzbekistan president’s death confirmed – BBC News
The Uzbek government has confirmed the death of President Islam Karimov, six days after he was taken to hospital with a suspected brain haemorrhage.
- Islam Karimov Dies at 78, Ending a Long, Ruthless Rule of Uzbekistan …
MOSCOW — Islam Karimov, a ruthless autocrat who ruled Uzbekistan for almost three decades, died on Friday in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent. He was 78.
- Islam Karimov – The New York Times
News about Islam Karimov, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.
- Islam Karimov, president of Uzbekistan, 1938-2016 – Financial Times
Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan who has died aged 78, was one of the world’s longest-serving and most brutal dictators.