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Kadyrov obliges Chechen youth to receive "spiritual-moral" passports, Indicating his/her religion and tribal belonging.(CaucasianKnot).
Upon a decision of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov, every young person aged from 14 to 35 years shall pass the "spiritual-moral certification", having reported on his/her religion and tribal (clannish) belonging, said the Chechen Parliament.
According to the Chechen MPs, who acted on the instruction of Ramzan Kadyrov, every young person "must obtain a document, indicating his/her personal features, nationality, teip and vird association (teip is a union of families of relatives on the kinship principle; vird is a religious group or community, – note of the "Caucasian Knot").
The document will also contain "information about the persons responsible for this young guy or girl," says the statement of the Chechen Parliament.
The statement notes that on February 17, an MP Adam Malikov, acting on behalf of the head of Chechnya, "held a meeting with pupils of the Alkhan-Kala secondary school, where he announced the start of certification."
The decision to issue the above passports "was supported by the clergy, and has already entered into force," said one of the Chechen MPs.
Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.
Kadyrov refutes rumors about "spiritual-moral certification" in ChechnyaThe republic's authorities have no plans to conduct the "spiritual-moral certification" of young people in Chechnya, said Ramzan Kadyrov, thus refuting the information spread earlier by official Chechen mass media.
The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on February 18, the website of the Chechen Parliament posted a statement that by the decision of the head of Chechnya every young person in the republic aged 14-35 would pass the "spiritual-moral certification", which will fix his/her religion and tribal belonging.
Kadyrov said that earlier he had held a meeting, where it was decided that "local authorities, the clergy and civil society organizations would help law enforcement bodies."
However, the Chechen leader has refuted the information about any "spiritual-moral certification" and issuance of special passports to youngsters.
"Some media report that some new 'passport' will be issued in Chechnya to young people. I remind you that our country has only one passport – the passport of a Russian citizen! Everything else is just fudge!" said Kadyrov.