‘I Do Not Want Independence’

by Anna Nemtsova | October 24, 2010

In 2004, Chechnya’s president, Ahkmad Kadyrov, the face of the Kremlin Chechenization project, was assassinated and his son Ramzan took power. Ramzan went much further than his father: human-rights groups have accused him of ordering torture, abductions, and killings, both inside Chechnya and on dissidents abroad. At the same time he has brought a brutal peace to his troubled republic, introducing morality police and strict Islamic dress codes. Kadyrov spoke to NEWSWEEK’s Anna Nemtsova at his heavily fortified residence in Gudermes:

View article: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/10/24/ramzan-kadyrov-talks-about-chechnya-s-future.print.html


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