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An American ambassador chronicles the partying habits of the Uzbekistani President's daughter, Lola Karimova.
FROM: TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN
TO: STATE DEPARTMENT
DATE: NOVEMBER 26, 2004
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¶1. (C) For at least the past month, the youngest of President Islom Karimov's three children, 26-year old Lola Karimova, has been frequenting restaurant/club Barkhan ("shifting sand dune") on a near nightly basis. On November 13, we once again ran into the First Daughter at this location. During this encounter, she identified one of the men in her booth to poloff as her boyfriend and confirmed the club was hers.
¶2. (C) Karimova typically arrives in her -- one-of-a- kind, for Tashkent -- Porsche Cayenne S Sports Utility Vehicle around ten o'clock for the traditional floorshow and stays until the wee hours dancing the night away in the raucous disco. On occasion, her older sister, Gulnora, joins her around three o'clock in the morning. Taking her prominently reserved booth amidst all the action and protected by four bodyguards, Lola Karimova drinks a fair amount of alcohol and dances freely while 28-year old Barkhan proprietor "Timur" and Ms. Karimova's thuggish-looking boyfriend also serve to keep potential dance partners at bay.