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Russian President Vladimir Putin with Kadyrov at a meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow, in December 2015.

Chechnya suggests its warlord leader Ramzan Kadyrov is just having some alone time, as Russian media reports he is in the hospital with coronavirus

Kadyrov posted photos of himself at a gym and smelling flowers in an apparent effort to show he is not sick. However, they seem to be old photos.
A map showing Russia's Chechnya region in relation to Georgia.

2 notoriously unstable regions of Russia could be sitting on a coronavirus outbreak far worse than they admit

Russia's neighbours fear Russia's regions of Ingushetia and Chechnya could be concealing worse outbreaks than what the country is reporting.

People with COVID-19 who won’t self-isolate should be killed, says president of Chechnya

The threat was taken as credible because of Kadyrov's long history of allegedly murdering people who displease him.
A composite image showing Tumso Abdurakhmanov (left) and a hammer he says was used by a man who tried to kill him.

An anti-Putin blogger fought off a hammer-wielding assassin in what looks like the latest in a string of bloody attacks on dissidents in Europe

The apparent attack on Tumso Abdurakhmanov comes after other Chechen dissidents in France and Germany were killed in recent months.
Imran Aliev, a Chechen blogger found dead in France in January 2020.

The man suspected of killing an anti-Putin blogger in France fled to Moscow afterwards, and is linked to one of Putin’s closest allies, police s...

Imran Aliev was found stabbed in a hotel in Lille, France. A police source told Insider that his suspected killer flew to Moscow via Germany.
Chechen blogger Imran Aliev was found dead last week.

An anti-Putin blogger had his throat cut in a French hotel, and the killing has the hallmarks of the Russian hit squad causing chaos in Europe

Imran Aliev, 44, a Chechen blogger who opposed both Vladimir Putin and Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, was found dead in Lille, France, last week.
Two gay men were tortured to death after being detained by Chechen law enforcement officials, activists say. Here, Russian Interior Ministry officers guard a LGBT rally in St. Petersburg in August 2017.

A horrific LGBT purge in a Russian region ruled by an ‘Instagram-addicted’ warlord has killed 2 more people, activists say

Some 40 gay men and women were detained and tortured in the latest purge in Chechnya, the Russian LGBT Network said.
Adam Osmayev and Amina Okuyeva.

A veteran Ukrainian sniper whose husband was accused of plotting to kill Putin was shot dead near Kiev

She saved her husband in June in the first attempt on his life but was killed on Monday in the second attempt.

Chechnya’s leader says Russia has a literal nuclear doomsday device — and it’s automated

"Even if our government was completely destroyed, our nuclear missiles would be automatically deployed," said Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya.

Russia could have a dark ulterior motive with its moves in Syria

Russia wants to get jihadists out of Russia, where they might attack the homeland, and send them into Syria.