Wednesday 26 April 2017
“The problem with terrorism had been resolved.”The Kremlin-appointed head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, bragged about his achievements in defeating terrorism during a televised address. That same night, federal authorities reported that six men carried out a suicide attack on a Russian military base in Chechnya. The Islamic State group (IS) claimed responsibility for the raid.
"We are not poor."Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed leader of Chechnya, says the war-scarred region he rules in Russia’s restive North Caucasus region is “not poor.” But in terms of gross regional product it remains last among all of Russia’s regions -- excluding Ukrainian territory annexed by the Kremlin in 2014. And it lives largely off of federal subsidies from Moscow.