Contents tagged with Chechya

  • Ukraine extradites a native of Ingushetia at Russia's request

    At the request of Russia’s FSB (Federal Security Service), the Prosecutor General Office of Ukraine made a decision to extradite to Russia Timur Tumgoev, a native of Ingushetia, accused by Russian authorities of participating in military operations in Syria on the side of the Islamic State terrorist.

    The fact that the decree on extradition was signed by Yevhen Yenin, the Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine, was reported by the publication Kavkaz. Realii. In a conversation with the Ukrainian …

  • U.S. Permanent Representative to U.N. demands that investigation be opened into detention of homosexuals in Chechnya

    The U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, stated that is was an "impossibility to ignore" the reports about the abductions, torture, and killings of people in Chechnya on the basis of their sexual orientation. Her statement was published on the website of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.

    The diplomat also noted that the U.S. "is still concerned" about this information. "Chechen authorities must immediately investigate these allegations and hold everyone involved accountable," Haley …

  • Kadyrov intends to visit Assad in Syria

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic, intends to visit Syria in the near future at the invitation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Grani reported. "President Assad has invited me to visit twice. It's just there is no time for travel. But I definitely want to go," Kadyrov said in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    When asked whether it will happen before the September elections, the head of Chechnya, Kadyrov, replied "For now I perform my duties so that my license won't be taken …

  • Chechen prosecutor's office: We found no extremism in Kadyrov's statements about Russian opposition

    The Chechen Prosecutor's Office reported that it found no extremism in statements made by the head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, concerning the non-systemic Russian opposition, according to the Prosecutor of the Chechen Republic, Sharpuddi Abdul-Kadyrov, as reported by RIA Novosti reported.

    "Those who turned about the extremist manifestations in these expressions, we gave them the answer — we did not see any extremism in his speeches", the Prosecutor said.  

    In January, Kadyrov stated that …

  • Kadyrov orders a 'spiritual and ethical certification' for Chechen youth

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has ordered that a "spiritual and moral certification" be administered to the republic’s citizens who are aged between 14 and 35 years.  This was reported by MP Adam Malikov on the official website of the republic’s parliament.

    During a meeting with the pupils of a school in the village of Alkhan-Kala, Malikov said that after undergoing the procedure, every young person will receive a document that will indicate his personal description, national, typical and …

  • Kadyrov calls for crackdown on Russian opposition

    Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov is calling for a crackdown on the “jackals” and “enemies of the people” who are opposed to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov has made the news recently for his increasingly outrageous comments made towards the “non-systemic” Russian opposition, stating that they should be treated as enemies of the state. The head of Chechnya further elaborated his views on Tuesday in an article written for the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia.

    Kadyrov’s diatribe was in …