Kyrgyz leader arrives in Russia for treatment after taking ill in Turkey

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Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev arrived in Moscow on Sept. 23 to continue his treatment for suspected heart problems that occurred during a visit to Istanbul, his office said in a statement. 
Atambayev, 60, canceled a visit to the United Nations General Assembly this week after suffering chest pains during the first leg of his flight, resting in Turkey before flying to Russia.
A cardiologist from a hospital servicing Atambayev’s office has also arrived in Moscow, according to the statement.
Earlier, Atambayev’s office had announced that his short leave from his post may last until Oct. 1 due to his need for medical screening.

Atambayev, who has run the formerly Soviet Central Asian republic since 2011, had previously displayed no obvious signs of poor health.

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