Contents tagged with Kadyrov
Kremlin dissociates itself from Kadyrov's words about ‘disorder’ in Jerusalem
The statement of the head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov that the Israeli authorities should apologize to the Arab population for the situation in East Jerusalem does not reflect the official position of Russia, said the press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov.
"You know that the foreign policy position of the Russian Federation is formulated by the President," Peskov said.
According to him, Kadyrov's statement cannot be considered an official position of Moscow.
Kadyrov is given rank of Major General by Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov military rank of Major General.
Kadyrov wrote on his VKontakte page that Putin himself read out the decree by phone and congratulated him on the new rank.
"Yesterday, I had the honor to accept congratulations on the military rank of Major General personally from the President of Russia, Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Vladimir Putin," Kadyrov wrote.
The head of Chechnya reminded that he is Putin's "faithful infantryman" and is …
U.S. puts head of Chechnya Kadyrov on sanctions list
The U.S. State Department has put the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sanctions list for "gross human rights violations," stated the U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Restrictions on Kadyrov are imposed under section 7031 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020.
Under this provision, the U.S. Department of State must prohibit entry to a foreign civil servant if there is credible information that he was directly or …
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 …