The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 9, 2013.
By United Press International

Newspaper closed after Putin questioned

MOSCOW, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Chechen government shut down a local newspaper after a reporter asked Russian President Vladimir Putin questions at a news conference, officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
By United Press International

Source: 10 militants killed in Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Ten militants were killed in a police operation in the Shalazhi forest of the Russian republic of Chechnya, a Chechen Interior Ministry source says.

Chechnya: Attempt to kill leader averted

GROZNY, Russia, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Chechen police saved the life of President Ramzan Kadyrov Friday when they shot the driver of a speeding car carrying a large bomb, officials said.

Kadyrov vows to improve Chechnya

GROZNY, Russia, May 3 (UPI) -- Chechen Republic President Ramzan Kadyrov said Sunday he will make Chechnya prosperous within a decade and then resign his post.

Chechen leader thinks dad's killer killed

GROZNY, Russia, April 6 (UPI) -- Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said Monday he thinks his father's killer has been killed.

Russia bars group from Chechnya

MOSCOW, May 4 (UPI) -- Russian officials turned away Council of Europe delegation members who wanted to visit the town of Tsentoroi in Chechnya.

Chechen leader: 7,000 have surrendered

GROZNY, Russia, March 11 (UPI) -- The prime minister of Chechnya says that 7,000 insurgent separatists have surrendered to the Russian government since 1999.

$1 million funneled to Chechen rebels

GROZNY, Russia, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Chechen Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov Tuesday said $1 million was funneled to Chechen terrorists to assassinate President Akhmad Kadyrov in 2004

Putin visits slain Chechen leader's grave

KARAGANDA, Russia, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unannounced Sunday visit to Chechnya to place flowers onto the grave of former Chechen leader Akhmad Kadyrov.

Slain Chechen's son dies

MOSCOW, May 31 (UPI) -- The son of Chechnya's assassinated president was found dead in his home Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.

Muslim commander owns Grozny bombing

GROZNY, Russia, May 17 (UPI) -- The commander of a Chechnyan Muslim rebel group has claimed responsibility for the explosion in Grozny that killed Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov.

Putin vows revenge for 32 killed by bomb

GROZNY, Russia, May 9 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed revenge Sunday for the death of Chechnya's President Akhmad Kadyrov and 31 others in a Grozny bomb explosion.

Moscow's man set to win in Chechnya

MOSCOW, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Officials in the Russian republic of Chechnya report an apparent landslide victory for a pro-Moscow candidate, the BBC reported Monday.
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Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Russian: Ахмат Абдулхамидович Кадыров) (August 23, 1951 – May 9, 2004) also spelled Akhmat was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the President of the Chechen Republic from October 5, 2003, acting as head of administration since July 2000.

In May 2004 he was assassinated in Grozny by a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade. His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic.

Akhmad (or Akhmat) Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov was born in Karaganda in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, to a Chechen family that had been expelled from Chechnya during the Stalinist repressions. In April 1957 his family returned to Shalinsky District of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR. He studied in Bukhara and at Tashkent Islamic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In the early 1990s he returned to Chechnya and founded the Islam Institute in the village of Kurchaloy.

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