Tsentaroi (Khosi-Yurt), Chechnya. Photo: Umar Dagirov, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Хоси-Юрт.jpg

20 May 2019, 22:08

Idea of renaming Tsentaroi into Akhmat-Yurt was no surprise to Kadyrov's fellow villagers

Magomed Daudov, the Chairman of the Chechen Parliament, has offered to rename the Kadyrovs' patrimonial village, Khosi-Yurt (Tsentaroi), in honour of Akhmat Kadyrov, the "Chechnya Today" News Agency has written today.

The renaming idea will cause no objections, local residents assert. A Khosi-Yurt villager believes that once the idea was voiced out, the village would be renamed. "Once they began talking about this, it means that it will be so," he told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent on condition of anonymity.

Aslanbek, an activist of one of Chechen NGOs, told the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent that he does not see "anything unusual" in the idea of naming the patrimonial village of the head of Chechnya after Akhmat Kadyrov.

"Naming objects, settlements, cities, etc., in honour of a former or current leader, is a disease of all authoritarian regimes, where one clan is in power for a long time, or where one ideology prevails. You need not to look far for examples: Vietnam, Northern Korea, Turkmenistan, etc. Recently, in Kazakhstan, the capital was renamed in honour of the former president [Nursultan] Nazarbaev," Aslanbek has supported his opinion.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on May 20, 2019 at 05:06 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

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