the towns of Argun and Gudermes were reportedly incensed by those orders, and in
some cases forcibly prevented them from being carried out.
took place in both towns on September 28 against the removal of Kadyrov
portraits, and also in the Urus-Martan, Shali, Vedeno, and Kurchaloi raions.
Young Kadyrov supporters also staged a demonstration in Grozny.
In what appears to be a
carefully orchestrated campaign to demonstrate the extent of the support he
enjoys among the Chechen population, Kadyrov
issued a call for order and calm on September 28, explaining that he considers
only two people -- President Vladimir Putin and his own late father, Akhmed-hadji Kadyrov -- worthy of having their portraits publicly displayed.
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