Ramzan Kadyrov (left) and Dmitry Medvedev. Photo: REUTERS/Dmitry Astakhov/RIA Novosti/Pool

28 February 2018, 20:48

Political analysts associate Medvedev's visit to Chechnya with subsidies

The Russian Premier, Dmitry Medvedev, has visited Chechnya not to discuss the upcoming presidential election, but to bargain with Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, who demands an increase in federal subsidies, the political analysts, interviewed by the "Caucasian Knot", believe.

Mr Medvedev's visit to Chechnya took place on February 26.

According to Dmitry Oreshkin, a political analyst, the main goal of Medvedev's visit to Chechnya was to solve the problem related to the federal financing of the republic.

"The point is that Kadyrov demands to increase his republic's funding from the federal budget; he sees that Dagestan received more money than in 2017, but Chechnya didn't. And he, probably, raised the issue before Medvedev, in a tough form, and demanded more money from the federal centre. But the centre has no money; therefore, Medvedev tried to settle this issue," Mr Oreshkin said.

Dmitry Medvedev came to Chechnya to bargain, he explained. "Kadyrov's position is like that: give more money, otherwise I can't guarantee the loyalty of this territory; while Medvedev's task is to buy Kadyrov's loyalty for a lower price," the political scientist has concluded.

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

Author: Gor Aleksanyan; Source: CK correspondent

All news

July 21, 2019 11:56

July 21, 2019 11:32

  • Zarifa Sautieva indicted

    On July 20, investigators charged Zarifa Sautieva, her advocate, Bilan Dzugaev, has reported. He is sure that this was done in violation of her client's rights, who was detained within the case of clashes at a rally in Magas.

July 21, 2019 11:12

July 21, 2019 10:58

July 20, 2019 16:38

News archive