Madina Musaeva, a journalist of the Chechen "Vainakh" TV Channel, listening to Vladimir Putin's answer to a question about Ramzan Kadyrov. Screenshot of the video by the "Grozny" TV channel

20 December 2020, 00:03

Orientalists find the question asked by Chechen journalist to Putin inconvenient for Kadyrov

The question of the journalist, Madina Musaeva, about Kadyrov's role in Russia's interrelations with the Middle East, put to Vladimir Putin, was not agreed upon, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said after Putin's press conference. The wording of the question has compromised Kadyrov in Putin's eyes, who had to look for an evasive answer, Orientalists have noted.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on December 10, the USA expanded the "Magnitsky list" of sanctions by including, in particular, the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, the "Akhmat" Football Club (FC) and the "Akhmat" Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club.

"What aim do you think the West is pursuing in coming up with these sanctions against Ramzan Kadyrov's team?" Madina Musaeva, a journalist of the Chechen "Vainakh" TV Channel, asked Vladimir Putin.

"There is nothing terrible in Western sanctions," the president answered.

"You said that Russia is the best friend of Islam, and also that you always support Muslims. In your opinion, how important is it is for Russia to get closer to the Arab world and what role is Kadyrov playing in this issue?" Musaeva asked her second question.

The head of Chechnya had complained about the "biased" approach of the compilers of the sanctions lists.

"If necessary, I have to use my personal friendships and offer help in resolving problematic situations," Kadyrov has explained. "This was the case with the return of our compatriots from Syria, and citizens of Belarus from Libya ... Well, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is doing its job very well without us."

Musaeva's questions to Putin had been agreed with the Kadyrov's administration, Mikhail Roschin, an Orientalist, has suggested. In his opinion, Kadyrov treats himself as he leader of Muslim republics and is proud of this role.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on December 19, 2020 at 05:02 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Oleg Krasnov; Source: CK correspondent

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