Employees of some police stations in the Chechen Republic have received orders requiring them to learn the biography of Akhmad Kadyrov, father of the current head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. According to a report by “Caucasus. Realities,” the text of the biography was distributed in one of the republic’s police departments.
Kavkaz.Realii reports that police workers are required to memorize facts from Akhmad Kadyrov’s biography.
Chechen Interior Ministry officials are often given instructions that are not related to their direct professional functions. Last year, Kavkaz.Realii reported that some were obliged to get a second wife for one month.
From 1995 to 1999, Akhmad Kadyrov served as the mufti of the unrecognized Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He later joined the opposition and supported the Russian troops. In the autumn of 2003, he was elected president of the republic, but six months later he was assassinated in Grozny. Many places and organizations are named after Akhmad Kadyrov in Chechnya. His portraits can often be seen on the streets in Grozny.