Ramzan Kadyrov

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Ramzan Kadyrov

Ramzan Kadyrov (Russian: Рамзан Кадыров) is the President of the Russian republic of Chechnya. He is the son of former Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov.[1] The plurality of Russian people distrust Kadyrov.[2] He and his father fought on separatist side and then defected to Russian side.

Kadyrov did help marginalize the influence of radical Islam, which began to take hold in the region amidst the devastation of the first Chechen war (1994-1996).[3]

Ramzan Kadyrov and his father Akhmad were awarded by 'Hero of Russia' star. Now Ramzan Kadyrov is de facto authoritarian ruler in Chechnya with little involvement of Russian government, in gratitude Ramzan provides 100% support of Putin and his party in elections.

See also


  1. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/03/02/AR2007030201500.html
  2. http://www.jamestown.org/publications_details.php?volume_id=421&issue_id=4037&article_id=2372009
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6530833.stm