"He may have been born in Chechnya
, but he grew up in French society, where his personality, his opinions and convictions were formed," Kadyrov wrote on Telegram.
, a republic in southwestern Russia, in the Caucasus Mountains region has been the hub of an Islamist insurgency, with severe clashes between rebels and security forces throughout the years.
Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region between Chechnya
and the Caspian Sea.
Rights groups and Western governments allege that the authorities in Chechnya
repress their political opponents, discriminate against women and persecute sexual minorities, all allegations that Chechnya
's leaders deny.
He congratulated the president and people of Chechnya
on the national occasion, pointing out the ongoing development of Grozny.
At least, that was the story reported in the national and local media, including the Echo of Moscow radio station and Chechnya
Today -- the most popular news site in the predominantly Muslim Russian republic.
was later incorporated into the USSR, the Soviet abuses against the Chechens only managed to strengthen even more their determination to resist any attempt at Sovietization.
Although the region contains Chechnya
, the organization did not apply for a permit there, only in neighboring areas.
He asserted his support for Syria, noting that his government is working to raise awareness among the Chechen people of the fact that the war on Syria is waged by the enemies of Islam, affirming that Chechnya
will not allow Chechens who join terrorist organizations in Syria to return to the country.
GROZNY, Russia -- A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in the capital of Chechnya
, killing five policemen and wounding 12 others as the city celebrated the birthday of its pro-Kremlin leader, officials said.
MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- A Russian human rights group has won a prestigious international award for its dedicated effort to defend human rights in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Chechnya
, the Human Rights Watch NGO said.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Dhu-AlQa'dah 6, 1433, Sep 22, 2012, SPA -- A Russian official says four police officers and four suspected militants have been killed in fighting in Chechnya
| (With photos) KUWAIT, Feb 29 (KUNA) -- A visiting media delegation from Republic of Chechnya
, the Russian Federation, held talks here on Wednesday with Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
He received a special journalism prize in 2009 for a book of poems called "I am proud of Chechnya
, which gave heroes to the world."