Ramzan Kadyrov

Pro-Putin Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Hires Zelensky Impersonator for Surrender Fantasy

Ramzan Kadyrov, the eccentric leader of the Chechen Republic and a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday hired a not-terribly-convincing stand-in for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to star in series of short videos where the Ukrainian leader breaks down in tears, signs a surrender document, and begs Kadyrov to forgive him for resisting the Russian invasion of his country.


Report: Chechen Jihadis in Syria Long to Join Ukraine War

Reports of Chechen involvement in Russia’s war on Ukraine are piquing interest among Chechens opposed to Moscow-supported warlord Ramzan Kadyrov to sign up on the Ukrainian side. Some of those vigorously anti-Russian Chechens are battle-hardened jihadi fighters from the Syrian civil war.

Ukrainian artillerymen keep position in the Luhansk region on March 2, 2022. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov / AFP) (Photo by ANATOLII STEPANOV/AFP via Getty Images)

Germany Fears Islamists Among Wave of Chechen Migrants

Migrants from the Russian region of Chechnya have increased dramatically in June and German security services worry that Islamists may be among them. The number of Chechen asylum seekers entering Germany is on the rise and according to officials in Hamburg

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Putin Awards Murder Suspect, Leader Who Praised Death of Opposition Member

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he was not involved in the deaths of ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko and opposition leader Boris Nemstov. However, in the span of two days, he bestowed special honors on the prime suspect in Litvinenko’s death, Andrei Lugovoi, and Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who praised Nemtsov’s murderer.