Alexei Malashenko. Photo: website of Yegor Gaidar Foundation.

14 September 2017, 00:30

Political analysts: Kremlin wants to raise Ramzan Kadyrov's status

The Kremlin seeks to raise the Ramzan Kadyrov's status in return for his loyalty. This opinion has been voiced by political analysts Dmitry Oreshkin and Alexei Malashenko.

"Ramzan Kadyrov is a specific political figure in Russia. In Russia, too many things now depend on the first person of the state, and Ramzan Kadyrov is his personal project. It is Vladimir Putin who raises the Ramzan Kadyrov's status. In his turn, the Chechen leader understands perfectly well it is necessary for his political future to demonstrate personal 'unlimited' loyalty, in the negative sense of the word. The Chechen leader cannot quarrel with Vladimir Putin," political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

According to the political analyst, "with every year, the Ramzan Kadyrov's ambitions only grow." It is the leader of Chechnya who stands behind the organization of spontaneous rallies in support of Muslims in Myanmar, Dmitry Oreshkin believes.

"So, Ramzan Kadyrov strengthens his Moscow positions and teases law enforcers. In the situation with the rally in Moscow, he showed Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin who is actually the master in the Russian capital. Besides, Ramzan Kadyrov wants to become a global leader of Islam. It is of benefit for Vladimir Putin, since he believes Ramzan Kadyrov. Perhaps, he has to believe him," the political analyst expresses his point of view.

Meanwhile, despite the growing ambitions, "in the near future, Ramzan Kadyrov will not be able to become the Vladimir Putin's successor," believes Dmitry Oreshkin.

Earlier, Vladimir Putin and his spokesman have commented on the Ramzan Kadyrov's statements threatening to oppose Russia if the country's authorities take the side of the organizers of the persecution against Muslims in Myanmar. This was noted by Professor Alexei Malashenko, the leader of scientific research at the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute.

Alexei Malashenko believes "in both cases, the reaction to the statements voiced by the Chechen leader was approving." "The Kremlin raises the Ramzan Kadyrov's status, since the authorities have nothing else to do, like Ramzan Kadyrov himself. And it should be noted that Ramzan Kadyrov then issued an almost explanation statement. It indicates that the Kremlin and the leader of the Chechen Republic had negotiated everything in the background: it can be said they achieved reconciliation," Alexei Malashenko told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

Alexei Malashenko believes that "the normalization of relations is evidenced by the visit to Chechnya of Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Maitig."

"He will stay in Grozny for about three hours and only after that he will go to Moscow. This is a sign of confidence to Ramzan Kadyrov. It sounds as if they would note: 'First, we send Ahmed Maitig to you. You are participating in our policy, in spite of everything.' The consensus is found... There are no disagreements between the Kremlin and Ramzan Kadyrov," said Alexei Malashenko.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Oleg Krasnov, Ilya Arnaut; Source: CK correspondents

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