JRL NEWSWATCH: “How Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov could destabilise Russia; Former warlord who answers only to Putin runs republic as personal fiefdom” – Financial Times/Kathrin Hille

Caucasus Map of Chechnya and Caucasus Environs

“… Kadyrov said the murder of … Kungaeva had been ‘an insult to all of us, and … we will not be dishonoured and humiliated.’ Claiming … Temerkhanov had been tried and imprisoned illegally, he accused Russian law enforcement of anti-Chechen bias. ‘If we are Russian citizens, treat us as Russian citizens …. We want equality and justice.’ …. a stark reminder of the fragile and Ramzan Kadyrov file photoambiguous nature of Moscow’s control over the North Caucasus, a territory which it sees as a strategic foothold between the Black Sea and the Caspian, where Russia borders Asia Minor and where it has fought some of the bloodiest wars in its history. … Kadyrov, a former warlord [installed by Putin] … rules the territory as a personal fiefdom. …”

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[Kadyrov photo is file photo from another occasion]

Caucasus Map of Chechnya and Caucasus Environs