Idris Cherkhigov (to the left). Grozny, January 2013. Photo: the Ministry for Emergencies of the Chechen Republic, http://www.95.mchs.gov.ru/

13 September 2014, 08:05

Kadyrov's nephew appointed head of Kurchaloy District by Deputies' secret vote

Idris Cherkhigov, 25, a nephew of the Chechen leader, was approved as the head of the Kurchaloy District of Chechnya by secret ballot of Deputies of the District Soviet, the local administration has reported. The polled Kurchaloy residents are confidently attributing the Cherkhigov's appointment to his family ties.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on August 20 the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Idris Cherkhigov was appointed, initially as acting head of the administration of Kurchaloy District. His predecessor Roman Edilov had been earlier transferred to the post of the Acting Minister of Property and Land Relations of Chechnya.

After his election, Cherkhigov said that he would pay special attention to attracting investments, creating new jobs and moral upbringing of young people.

Residents of Kurchaloy District diverge in their attitude to the appointment of Kadyrov's nephew to the post of the district leader. Some believe that, because of his family ties with Kadyrov, Cherkhigov will be able to effectively solve the existing problems. Others, on the contrary, fear that the new boss will make no special efforts in his new position right for the same reason.

Let us add here that Cherkhigov is now the youngest among his peers – heads of Chechen municipalities.

Author: Muslim Ibragimov, Alexander Ivanov; Source: CK correspondents

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