Tag: Chechnya

Putin’s all-powerful ‘power vertical’ is a ‘myth’?


The gulf between what President Vladimir V. Putin says and what happens in Russia raises a fundamental question about the nature of his rule after more than 18 years at… Read more »

Kadyrov flaunts Chechnya’s de facto independence


The July 18 episode of HBO’s “Real Sports” features a surprising interview subject—Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of Russia’s Chechen Republic, in his first interview with a Western journalist since 2014,… Read more »

Inside Chechnya’s ‘anti-gay pogrom’


Using classic KGB tactics, Chechen security officers are targeting and torturing gay men, the New York Times reports: Novaya Gazeta, an opposition newspaper, first reported the pogrom, saying that at least 100… Read more »