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Russian President Vladimir Putin gave head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov military rank of Major General.
Kadyrov wrote on his VKontakte page that Putin himself read out the decree by phone and congratulated him on the new rank.
"Yesterday, I had the honor to accept congratulations on the military rank of Major General personally from the President of Russia, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Vladimir Putin," Kadyrov wrote.
The head of Chechnya reminded that he is Putin's "faithful infantryman" and is …
The U.S. State Department has put the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sanctions list for "gross human rights violations," stated the U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Restrictions on Kadyrov are imposed under section 7031 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020.
Under this provision, the U.S. Department of State must prohibit entry to a foreign civil servant if there is credible information that he was directly or …
A 43-year-old Russian asylum seeker was shot dead in the Austrian city of Gerasdorf on Saturday, July 4.
Austrian news outlet OE24 writes that the man was shot in the head. The incident took place near one of the city's shopping centers.
Gerasdorf is located 20 km from Vienna.
Austrian special forces detained a suspect in Linz, he is also a Russian citizen. The man did not resist arrest.
Austrian radio station ORF reported that both Russians were probably from Chechnya.
According to Kavkaz. …
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, has proposed appointing Vladimir Putin for a presidential term "for life."
"I have always said that we should elect Vladimir Putin as a president for life. Who can replace him today? There is no such political leader on a global scale. We should be proud of it," Kadyrov said during a meeting of the country's operational headquarters to fight the coronavirus.
Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian President, has already commented on …
On April 20, a large number of Russian federal troops were seen in the Nadterechny District of Chechnya, bordering Ingushetia, North Ossetia and Stavropol region, Novaya Gazeta reported, citing eyewitnesses.
The video, published by Novaya Gazeta, shows a number of Ural trucks and military tents, lined up along the highway in the vicinity of the villages of Bratskoye, Beno-Yurt and Znamenskoye in the north-west of the republic.
Local residents suggested that the appearance of military …
A well-known Russian newspaper, citing a source in the Kremlin, reported that Kadyrov was asked to resign as head of Chechnya.
The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, could become the Russian president's representative.
"Ramzan Kadyrov has received an offer to take a new position," reports the newspaper "Arguments and Facts" quoting a source in the Kremlin.
Yesterday, the Russian news agency Novosti reported, quoting Kadyrov’s spokesman Alvi Karimov, that the head of Chechnya …
Saleh ibn Baz, grandson of the former mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, has sharply criticized the leadership of Chechnya and refused to visit the republic. Adam Shahidov, an advisor to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, had invited Saleh to visit the Chechen Republic in the course of their personal correspondence.
As reported by Kavkaz.Realii, Saleh ibn Baz reacted sharply to Kadyrov’s statement that the Wahhabites killed the supporters of the prophet Muhammad. In response, Shahidov …
About 300 military police officers from Chechnya have been sent to Syria to carry out special tasks in the 30-kilometer zone on the Syrian-Turkish border, reports TASS with reference to the Russian Defense Ministry.
The Chechen soldiers left for Syria from an airfield in North Ossetia. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the military police will help with the withdrawal of Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the weapons 30 kilometers away from the Turkish border.
The Russian …
While the US is developing laser anti-missile defense systems, the Russian army is apparently preparing for psychic warfare.
The official Russian Defense Ministry magazine Armeisky Sbornik recently published an article which claims that the Russian army has a method of “combat parapsychology” that makes it possible to hack computer programs, disrupt radio communication and read other people’s thoughts using willpower alone.
“A person’s psychic reserves, even a soldier’s, can readily be …
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture accused Russia of not cooperating on the situation in Chechnya and two other republics of the North Caucasus, Mediazone reported with a reference to the Committee's statement.
The organization stated that torture in Chechnya shows the failure of the republic's authorities to fulfill their duties, as well as to the lack of state control over the situation. The committee believes that Russia does not recognize the seriousness of what is …