Anyone Surprised? Putin appointed Kadyrov the acting head of Chechnya. (Tass).
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree appointing Ramzan Kadyrov the acting head of Chechnya before the republic elects a new leader
Chechnya’s Head Ramzan Kadyrov has described his appointment as the acting head of the Chechen Republic as unlimited responsibility and a heavy burden.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree appointing Ramzan Kadyrov the acting head of Chechnya before the republic elects a new leader. Putin also expressed the hope that Kadyrov would run in elections for the region’s top post in September.
"I regard [my appointment - TASS] to be unlimited responsibility and a heavy burden. I clearly realize that I cannot live on name or reputation. It is important to give a start to new work and set new and more complicated tasks," Kadyrov wrote on his page in Instagram.
"It’s a great pleasure and enormous responsibility for me to receive any instruction from Vladimir Vladimirovich [Putin]. The more so, if it’s so important," he said.
Kadyrov added that the people of Chechnya had earlier asked him to remain the republic’s head. Hmmm......As I predicted Kadyrov reluctantly accepted the heavy burden.
#Kadyrov loyals respond to his possible 'abdication' by appeals on behalf of #Chechen people. https://t.co/sJzOij5Kev— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) March 2, 2016
Vladimir Putin gives Ramzan Kadyrov carte blanche to be re-elected as leader of Chechnya https://t.co/k0mfMhge7R— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) March 26, 2016