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Authorities Seize Gulnara Karimova's Moscow Apartment

Gulnara Karimova

Gulnara Karimova

Russian investigators say the $10-million Moscow apartment belonging to the daughter of Uzbekistan's president has been seized as part of an investigation.

Reports on November 2 said Gulnara Karimova's flat in the Camelot complex on Komsomolsky Prospect was seized in accordance with a court order issued on October 31.

Russian investigators are looking into the Uzbek authorities' decision to strip mobile operator Uzdunrobita, a subsidiary of Russia's MTS, of its license earlier this year along with the seizure of company property and assets.

Uzbek authorities claim the MTS subsidiary owes some $1 billion, approximately the amount invested by MTS in Uzbekistan.

Uzdunrobita was Uzbekistan's largest mobile operator with some 9.5 million customers.

Russia's Interior Ministry has filed a criminal case against the seizures of MTS property and assets in Uzbekistan.

Based on reporting by and Interfax