Contents tagged with Kadyrov

  • Parliament of Chechnya proposes to allow Putin to hold presidency for three consecutive terms

    The draft bill on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s term appeared on the website of the Russian State Duma after being registered on Friday and sent to the Duma’s Chairman. The document was introduced by the Parliament of the Chechen Republic.

    On May 9, Chechen legislators proposed to allow the Russian President to hold the post for three consecutive terms. This suggestion was initially put forward by the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, who stated that “there is no alternative” …

  • Chechen leader Kadyrov accuses the West of information attacks on Chechnya

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov, at a meeting with senior law enforcement and special services officers stated that reports about violations of human rights in Chechnya are “information attacks” launched by western countries, as reported on the Chechen government website.

    In particular, Kadyrov said that despite the fact that “Chechnya is barely visible on a map” it frequently comes up as the center of attention of “western states and their minions in our country.” Kadyrov refuted “all …

  • Russia asks Facebook and Instagram to explain why Kadyrov’s account were blocked

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, (Roskomnadzor) asked the social networks, Facebook and Instagram, to provide explanations for blocking accounts belonging to the leadership of Chechnya, in particular, the Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

    On December 26th, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Facebook’s management asking about the reasons for removing Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts from Facebook and Instagram," according to the Russian …

  • Chechnya leader Kadyrov announces launch of new social network after Facebook and Instagram blocked his accounts

    On the night of December 23, the accounts of Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov were removed from Instagram and Facebook; after this turn of events, Kadyrov announced the launch of a Chechen social network called Mylistory.

    As reported by the publication TJ, Mylistory is an instagram clone available in the App Store and Google Play. Magomed Eskhanov is noted as the application developer. Externally, the application looks like a complete copy of the old version of the Instagram, in gold color and …

  • US imposes sanctions on head of Chechnya Kadyrov

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was sanctioned by the United States under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (the Magnitsky Act), according to the updated sanctions list published on the website of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

    Besides Kadyrov, four other Russians were targeted under the Magnitsky Act: Ayub Kataev, Yulia Mayorova, Andrei Pavlov, and Alexei Sheshenya.

    The American authorities consider Kadyrov guilty of “killings, torture, and other gross …

  • Media: Kadyrov’s daughter opens erotic lingerie store in Chechnya

    18 year-old Aishat, daughter of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov and head of the Firdaws fashion house, has opened store for erotic lingerie and intimate accessories, the Russian-language BBC service reports.

    In the Firdaws shopping center in Chechnya, Aishat owns a confectionery by the same name. The “Lady A” lingerie boutique has just been opened next to the confectionery, BBC clarified. The opening ceremony took place at the end of November.

    The shop sells intimate cosmetics. The boutique’s …

  • Montenegro suspects Kadyrov of involvement in an attempted coup

    Montenegrin prosecutors suspect that the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, campaigned for the leaders of the Montenegrin Muslim community to cooperate with the pro-Russian Democratic Front party, which, in their opinion, should lead to a change of power in the country, reported the Russian publication Izvestia.

    Podgorica believes that a criminal group including Russian nationalists planned a coup involving the assassination of Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic during the parliamentary elections …

  • Kadyrov believes that those sentenced for Nemtsov’s murder are innocent

    The Chechen Republic (Chechnya) natives sentenced to prison for the murder of prominent opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, are not guilty, according to a statement made by the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, in an interview with to Russia-1.

    “According to the information I have they are not guilty. And that’s why I continue to insist that this is not just. Somebody was score-settling, killed Nemtsov, and shifted all the blame on Kadyrov. And now they say this rubbish: Kadyrov …

  • Kadyrov asks Russia to increase subsidies to Chechnya because of high birth rate

    In his Instagram post, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, asked Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak to take into account the high birth rate in the republic when formulating the budget.

    “We also touched upon the issue of high rates of population growth in Chechnya due to the high birth rate. This puts some work before us that requires prompt resolution. It should be taken into account when forming the budget,” he wrote.

    Kadyrov noted that when calculating subsidies when working out the …

  • Media: Russia intends to hold Libyan peace talks with Kadyrov’s involvement

    On September 13, Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq will travel to Russia to make preparations for peace talks in Libya, a source told Kommersant. The source clarified that Maiteeq’s trip will begin with a visit to Grozny, after which the Libyan guest will be received in Moscow, Russia’s RBC news agency reports.

    In the Chechen capital, Maiteeq will hold talks with Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen republic, and Lev Dengov, head of the Russian contact group on Libya. Dengov confirmed …