Ramzan Kadyrov and his Russian critics have squabbled for the last two weeks. Most of those who criticized Kadyrov are either members of the Russian political opposition or rights activists who are also opposed to President Vladimir Putin. Kadyrov regards all opposition to the Russian president as pro-American and anti-Russian. Speaking to journalists in Grozny, on January 12, Kadyrov called the Russian opposition a “fifth column,” saying they are enemies of the country who should be “tried in court for their subversive activities” (Interfax, January 12).
Kadyrov made these controversial statements against the backdrop of massive criticism of his methods …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation