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


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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