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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.

A Chechen warlord is unhappy with UFC fighter Zubaira Tukhugov because he slapped Conor McGregor instead of punching him

Chechnya's leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, is unhappy with Zubaira Tukhugov, the UFC fighter of Chechen descent who was seen attacking Conor McGregor in an in-cage melee after UFC 229 earlier this month, because Tukhugov reportedly slapped the Irishman. For Kadyrov, this attack was not sufficient — he should have punched him.
Mohamed Salah.

Mo Salah is reportedly considering quitting Egypt’s national team forever over his photo with a Chechen warlord

One of the best soccer players on the planet is rumored to be considering retiring from the Egyptian national team because of the global fallout from a meeting he had with the Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov.
Vladimir Putin with Pele (centre) and Diego Maradona (right).

These photos show how the World Cup is being used to whitewash everything terrible about Russia

FIFA World Cup: One of the best soccer players on the planet, Mohamed Salah, has been used like a PR pawn as Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov looks to overturn his negative image worldwide. Salah is not the first athlete to have photographs taken with the warlord, and he won't be the last.
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.

Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO’s journey to interview the Chechen leader

"Real Sports" correspondent David Scott takes us through his revealing interview with the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.