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The Briefing: Exposing Kadyrov

A threat to national security?
A threat to national security?
By Brian Whitmore

Chechnya's mercurial leader Ramzan Kadyrov will be back in the news this week as the first anniversary of Boris Nemtsov's assassination approaches and Russia's opposition prepares to release a lengthy report on his activities.

On this week's Power Vertical Briefing, we look at the likely impact of opposition leader Ilya Yashin's upcoming report, titled National Security Threat, excerpts of which were published in the Russian newspaper The New Times

Joining me is Pavel Butorin, managing editor of RFE/RL's Russian-language television program Current Time.

Enjoy...

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NOTE: The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of the Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday.

Tags: Chechnya,Ramzan Kadyrov

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by: Just curious
February 22, 2016 12:17
Why you and the rest of global media always name Kadyrov as 'Chechen leader'? Was Kadyrov elected by Chechens as their 'Leader'?

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