Semyon Slepakov, Djambulat Umarov, Ramzan Kadyrov. Photo: https://ru.wikipedia.org, collage by the "Caucasian Knot"

13 June 2018, 03:46

Chechen authorities demand apology from Slepakov for "weeping Kadyrov"

The song by Semyon Slepakov that became an Internet hit, telling about the failure of Ramzan Kadyrov as the coach of the Russian national football team, was negatively perceived by the Chechen authorities.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that Semyon Slepakov posted on the YouTube his satirical song "Olé-Olé-Olé!" about the incapable Russian footballers and Kadyrov's failure as the head coach. According to the author, even the tough methods practiced in Chechnya will not be able to help the team at the FIFA World Cup-2018.

Djambulat Umarov, the Minister for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of Chechnya, has blamed Semyon for his intent to promote his song my means of Kadyrov, and treated it as "an unsuccessful pearl."

"Maybe it's time for our showmen to stop exploiting for no sound purpose the name of Kadyrov in their various self-promotion campaigns?" the edition named "Chechnya Today" quotes Minister Umarov as saying.

Besides, Umarov accused Slepakov of using obscene expressions.

"It would be reasonable for him to apologize to the Russian team and to Ramzan Akhmatovich too," Djambulat Umarov has summed up.

The practice of public apologies is widespread in Chechnya. Residents of the republic have repeatedly rejected their earlier statements and complaints addressed to Kadyrov.

Appeals to apologize to Kadyrov have gone beyond Chechnya; and the authorities have reacted sharply to both satirical appeals and political polemics; while their opponents faced insults, threats and "man-to-man talks with well-known people."

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

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