He made the comment during a meeting at the residence of Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in the town of Gudermes.
This is the first time Medvedev, who is widely seen as a front-runner in next year's presidential election, travels to the war-ravaged republic on an official visit.
Medvedev today visited Chechnya's State University, a school, and a child hospital.
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