Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was only 27 years old when he inherited the power from his father, Ahmad Kadyrov, who was killed in a bombing in 2004. “He would never have gotten the job if he had not had the father he had,” says Maria Persson Löfgren, Swedish Radio’s Russia correspondent. .
Training videos on social media
Ramzan Kadyrov shares his everyday life with martial arts and family on social media, but he also uses his platforms to communicate his policies. He recently posted a video in which he addressed President Putin directly. Kadyrov says he is on the Ukrainian front and asks Putin for permission to “by all means” enter Ukraine with his troops and “end the war in a few days.” There is no confirmation that Ramzan Kadyrov was indeed in Ukraine.
Kadyrov: There are no LGBTQ people in Chechnya
Ramzan Kadyrov is accused of violating human rights. “There are no LGBTQ people in Chechnya,” is Ramzan Kadyrov’s line. To understand that, you have to go back a couple of years. What happened during his time in power is that the space for human rights has gradually diminished, “says Maria Persson Löfgren.
Ramzan Kadyrov’s own militia, the Kadyrovts, are accused of kidnapping and torturing people.
Participants: Maria Persson LöfgrenRussia correspondent
Host: Marcus Nilsson
Reporter: Marina Nilsson Malmström
Producer: Julia Juhlin Karlsson and Dennis Jörnmark
Footnote: Ramzan Kadyrov was previously appointed President of Chechnya, a post now known as the leader of the Chechen Republic.
Source: ICELAND NEWS