Ramzan Kadyrov. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" TV Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=mqr7XSn8omk

18 October 2019, 19:39

Chechen residents treat Ramzan Kadyrov's statement about journalist as unethical

Ramzan Kadyrov suggested that criticism of the Chechen authorities in articles by Elena Milashina was dictated by an author's bitterness at Chechen men. While trying to refute the article about clean-ups in Chechnya, the leader of the republic violated the rules of decency, local residents note.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that the press secretary of Ramzan Kadyrov refused to comment on the information released by the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" about the detentions and torture of Chechen officials. After that, Ramzan Kadyrov stated that some media were trying to create a "negative image of Chechnya."

The "Grozny" TV Channel reports on its YouTube channel that while speaking of "ill-wishers," Ramzan Kadyrov referred to the newspaper "Novaya Gazeta" and its correspondent Elena Milashina.

In 2017, Elena Milashina's article posted in the "Novaya Gazeta" about the persecution of gays in Chechnya provoked a sharp reaction of the Chechen authorities: they declared that there were no homosexuals in Chechnya.

"Elena Milashina is especially fond of writing about us from negative position. It feels like she was once offended by a Chechen man. Please tell her that we can find a worthy fiance for her," the agency "Chechnya Today" quoted Ramzan Kadyrov as saying.

Beslan, a staff member of a Chechen NGO, found the public statement of the Chechen leader unethical. "In the Caucasus, we have a tradition to treat a woman with respect, no matter who she is," Beslan said.

"It's a kind of style of the Chechen authorities: to refute everything negative and try to present authors of posts as liars," noted Imran, another resident of Chechnya.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on October 18, 2019 at 01:14 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondents

All news

November 22, 2019 23:53

  • Six oppositionists detained on protest action near State Security Service of Georgia

    The police detained protesters who tried to block the building of the State Security Service of Georgia, and all six detainees have already been released, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Georgia reports. The detainees did not render any resistance to the police, although administrative protocols on their alleged disobedience to the police were drawn up against them, one of the protesters reported.

November 22, 2019 23:02

  • Court refuses to cancel Gannushkina's fine for a picket in memory of Estemirova

    Today, the Moscow City Court has upheld a decision on a fine of 150,000 roubles, imposed on Svetlana Gannushkina, the chair of the "Civic Assistance Committee", for a protest action on the anniversary of the Natalia Estemirova's murder. Svetlana Gannushkina requested the court to completely acquit her in the administrative case.

November 22, 2019 22:31

  • Video report of disappeared Chechen native confirms version of his kidnaping

    Azamat Ibragimov, a native of Chechnya, who arrived from Canada and disappeared, recorded a video of his walk around the centre of Grozny a week after his disappearance. In his video, Azamat Ibragimov called on natives of Chechnya living abroad to stop criticizing the republic's authorities. He did not record the video by his own will, suggested Instagram users and residents of Chechnya.

November 22, 2019 19:08

November 22, 2019 18:55

News archive