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MAY 20, 2015 - Eurasia Review

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A Weekend In Life Of Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov On Instagram – OpEd

By Maia Otarashvili* About a year ago my colleague Alex Fisher and I wrote about Russia’s homegrown terrorism problem. In our article we argued that if the two Chechen wars of the 1990s did not actually create the terrorism problem in the Russian North Caucasus, they certainly helped worsen things a great deal. The inhumane tactics used by the Russian ...

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MAY 20, 2015 - New York Times

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Chechen Leader’s Advice on Women: Lock Them in

President Ramzan A. Kadyrov of Chechnya finally had enough Wednesday of social media users mocking him relentlessly for seeming to push polygamy. His solution? Keep women locked up at home.

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MAY 20, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Chechnya's Leader Kadyrov Urges Men To Lock Up Their Wives, Ban Women From WhatsApp

LONDON, May 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The leader of Russia's southern region of Chechnya has urged men to lock up their wives and ban them from using WhatsApp after outrage over the forced marriage of a 17-year-old girl spread on the messaging service. Married Chechen police chief Nazhud Guchigov, 47, wed Kheda Goylabiyeva last Saturday after threatening to kidnap ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Chechen Teen Bride Scandal Puts Putin In Bind

MOSCOW (AP) — The groom is approaching 50, a silver-haired boss in the Chechen strongman's feared police force. The bride is 17, a shy beauty reportedly devastated at the idea of wedding a man nearly three times her age. Many Russians expressed outrage over the nuptials, causing a firestorm in the media and putting Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov — a ...

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MAY 19, 2015 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Chechen wedding scandal, leader's defiance put Putin in bind

Many Russians expressed outrage over the nuptials, causing a firestorm in the media and putting Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov — a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin — on the defensive. The scandal comes amid a tug-of-war between Kadyrov and Russian federal law enforcement, which escalated after the slaying of charismatic Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Kadyrov's defiance in ...

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