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The mysterious death of Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s favorite fighter
Abdul-Kerim Edilov was an MMA veteran as well as one of the most influential men in his homeland. And then he disappeared from public life

Karim Zidan

28, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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‘We’re fighting for a free future’: the Chechen battalions siding with Kyiv
Fighters of Dzhokhar Dudayev battalion oppose Putin and his strongman Ramzan Kadyrov as they battle with Ukrainian prejudice

Daniel Boffey in Kyiv

30, Jan, 2023 @5:00 AM

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‘Racist’ interview with Pope Francis causes fury in Russia
Francis says Chechen and Buryat minorities in Russia’s army more cruel in Ukraine than other soldiers

Pjotr Sauer

29, Nov, 2022 @2:54 PM

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‘Someone will fall victim’: insiders reveal elite anguish as Russia’s war falters
Key figures including Wagner Group’s Yevgeny Prigozhin are using military defeats to undermine defence chief Sergei Shoigu

Pjotr Sauer and Andrew Roth in Moscow

07, Oct, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Artur Beterbiev: Kadyrov looms over Chechen-born star’s unification bout
Artur Beterbiev’s march toward title unification continues on Saturday night, but his ties to a Chechen dictator facing US sanctions should not be ignored

Karim Zidan

18, Jun, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Putin’s terror playbook: if you want a picture of Ukraine’s future, look to my home, Chechnya | Lana Estemirova
Bombings, looting, atrocities – Chechens know what it’s like to suffer Russia’s aggression, says Lana Estemirova

Lana Estemirova

13, Apr, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Putin promotes Chechen leader with ties to murder of Kremlin critic
Ramzan Kadyrov promoted to lieutenant-general for his role in invasion of Ukraine

Emma Graham-Harrison in Lviv and Vera Mironova

30, Mar, 2022 @3:48 PM

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Chechnya’s losses in Ukraine may be leader Ramzan Kadyrov’s undoing
Analysis: Putin’s ally needs to show enemies at home and abroad his strength, but needs his forces intact to prop up his brutal rule

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kyiv and Vera Mironova in Lviv

22, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Putin’s war in Ukraine: Moscow’s on the losing side | Editorial
Editorial: The mistake was to think Ukrainians were waiting to be liberated by Russian soldiers and that the west was too divided to help


07, Mar, 2022 @7:09 PM

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History replays like a half-forgotten song, but once we remember, it’s far too late | Neal Ascherson
The west fell asleep on Cold War sentry duty and thought Putin couldn’t be serious, but he was. The question remains, is Nato?

Neal Ascherson

06, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Ukraine invasion: how Vladimir Putin built his career on waging war
The Russian president’s career is steeped in blood. But the invasion of Ukraine is more ambitious, and risky, than anything the Russian president has attempted before

Simon Tisdall

26, Feb, 2022 @5:10 PM

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Chechen politician threatens to ‘rip heads off’ family of activist
Death threat follow arrest in Russia of mother of exiled anti-torture lawyer Abubakar Yangulbayev

Staff and agencies

02, Feb, 2022 @9:31 PM

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