Putin went on to state, “Those living there [in Chechnya] have done this. Thanks to the first president of the Republic… to the current head, he is working efficiently.”
On January 12th, Kadyrov called the representatives of Russian non-system opposition “public enemies” who must be prosecuted as “traitors” for their “subversive activities”.
A few days later, the Head of Parliament of the Chechen Republic, Magomed Daudov, posted a picture of Kadyrov’s dog on Instagram stating that its teeth are itching for Russian oppositionists.
At the Federation Council, the threats posted by the authorities of Chechnya were perceived merely as “the mentality of Chechen people”. In the Kremlin, it was stated that there was no need to look into the matter.
According to the spokesperson of the president, Dmitry Peskov, the Chechen leader spoke about those who are “outside the legitimate political field of the country ". Such people, as he considers, "do not contribute to the stability and prosperity of the country".
Kadyrov repeatedly called himself "a faithful soldier" of Putin.