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Kadyrov OKs Plan For Tallest Building In Chechnya

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (second from right) at a presentation of a model of the high-rise Grozny City 2 complex in Grozny.
The leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, has approved plans to build the Russian republic's tallest building in a new district in its capital.

Russian architects, commissioned by Kadyrov, presented the plan for the district, called Grozny City 2, on August 22.

The future complex will include an 80-story, 400-meter building "in the style of a medieval Chechen tower."

It will be named Tower Akhmed, in memory of Kadyrov’s father, who was assassinated by Chechen rebels in 2004.

The tower will contain an Akhmat Kadyrov museum, a hotel, restaurants, offices, fitness centers, swimming pools, and 100 exclusive apartments.

Construction is expected to take three years.

The current tallest building in Grozny is 145 meters high.