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Topic - Ramzan Kadyrov
The head of a U.S. congressional delegation said Sunday that its meetings in Russia showed that there was "nothing specific" that could have helped prevent the Boston Marathon bombings, but that the two countries need to work more closely on joint security threats.
Both Chechnya's Moscow-backed president and the Islamic extremists seeking to overthrow him have distanced themselves in blog postings from the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, claims analysts take seriously.
Chechnya's leader in Caucasus — a mountainous region of Russia dominated by Muslims — has ordered residents to stay away from psychics, sorcerers and others professing powers in the realm of magic.
European dance stars from the past decade are planning to perform at the birthday party of Chechnya's controversial leader.
Chechnya's government is openly approving of families that kill female relatives who violate their sense of honor, as this Russian republic embraces a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam after decades of religious suppression under Soviet rule.
A white stretch Hummer limousine leads an entourage of silver cars maneuvering through a mountain village in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Taylor Swift wants children in the Pennsylvania city of Reading to hit the books - and she has made that easier by giving 6,000 volumes to the local library.
Hollywood celebrity Hilary Swank says she "deeply regrets" visiting a concert held on the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader's birthday.
Hollywood celebrity Hilary Swank said she "deeply regrets" visiting a concert held on the birthday of the Kremlin-backed Chechen leader, who is accused of torture, abductions and killings by human rights groups.
An international human rights watchdog lambasted an Oscar-winning actress and other Western celebrities on Wednesday for attending a concert held on the birthday of Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader, who has been accused of grave rights abuses.
Rights activists say people suspected of having ties to militants are still being abducted by forces loyal to Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov, who runs the mostly Muslim republic in southern Russia like his personal fiefdom.
Ruud Gullit has rejected criticism of his decision to coach Chechnyan club Terek Grozny, whose president, former militia leader Ramzan Kadyrov, also is the Kremlin-backed president of Chechnya.
Drunken politicians. Smiling warlords. Twirling gypsies. Thousands of U.S. dollars littered on the dance floor. The bridegroom's father with a gold-plated automatic pistol tucked in his pants. A classic Rolls-Royce Silver Phantom.
Islamic insurgents including a suicide bomber stormed Chechnya's parliament on Tuesday, leaving six people dead and 17 injured in one of the most brazen attacks on the provincial capital in months, officials said.
A shootout between the Chechen president's personal protection detail and suspected separatist insurgents left 19 people dead early Sunday, including five civilians, officials and media reports said.
"We know this better than anyone,"
"Any attempt to make a link between Chechnya and the Tsarnaevs, if they are guilty, is in vain," wrote Chechen Republic President Ramzan Kadyrov in a posting on his official Instagram page.