Contents tagged with Kadyrov

  • Kadyrov demands apologies from Ukrainian President Zelensky

    The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, demanded that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky confirm his earlier apology.

    "Why now, after the apology was accepted, to try to portray something, to wobble, to wag, to try to elevate oneself? Now you, having received the powers of the President of Ukraine, every time come up with new versions of the apology. You will have to  firmly decide  on your position and confirm your apologies. If not, you will have to answer to me," Kadyrov wrote on his …

  • Kadyrov’s critic assassinated in Austria

    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. …

  • Kadyrov suggests making Putin President for Life

    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 …

  • Russian federal troops amass along Chechnya border

    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 …

  • Russian media: Kremlin asked Kadyrov to resign

    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 …

  • Chechen leader Kadyrov faces problems in Muslim world

    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 …

  • Kadyrov’s close circle rounded up in Chechen Republic

    For several months, the Chechen Republic has been rounding up members of the close circle of Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the republic. Through torture and beatings in secret prisons, they are being made to confess to treason, Novaya Gazeta reports.

    According to the news agency, the detainees and their relatives are having all of their property confiscated, and are being forced to pay millions in “donations” to the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation. The round-ups began after the resignation of Ibrahim …

  • Media presents proof of Russian special forces activity in Norway

    The “Flying Squad” Chechen special forces division has been operating periodically in Norway, Novaya Gazeta reports, based on an analysis of information gathered from social networks.

    The Russian news outlet gathered information from Instagram posts, especially photographs and videos of the presumed commandos, as well as geolocations and comments. Novaya Gazeta believes that they have been conducting operations in the Arctic since 2016.

    On March 2 last year, a user called bes_600 posted a …

  • Media: Police in Chechnya required to study Akhmad Kadyrov’s biography

    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 …

  • Putin hands over to Chechnya an oil company at Kadyrov’s request

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to transfer all shares of the public joint-stock company Chechenneftekhimprom to the Chechen Republic, which has been under Russian state ownership. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov had asked in 2015 about transferring the company to Chechnya.

    Putin’s decree was published on the Internet portal of legal information. It states that the decision has been made regardig the proposal of the Chechen and Russian governments “in order to develop industrial …