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Kadyrov: Chechnya 'Safer Than England'

Ramzan Kadyrov (left) attends an opening ceremony of the Radio House in Grozny in March.
Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has invited foreign tourists to come to his republic, saying on his twitter account, "In Chechnya it is safer than in England."

Kadyrov's May 4 invitation comes after Britain’s Foreign Office issued a warning to its citizens on May 3 to avoid travel to Chechnya, Daghestan, Ingushetia, and several areas of Stavropol Krai, all regions in Russia's North Caucasus.

Russia's North Caucasus region remains volatile, with security forces and police regularly clashing with armed criminal groups and Islamic militants.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax