The conversation between Putin and Kadyrov almost never leaves the audience indifferent. The reason and specifics of the region, and the originality of its head, and it is clearly a special position in the structures of power enjoyed by the young Chechen leader. Each view of this “theater of two actors,” adds new colors to the picture of the relations between the Centre and the Terrible. Not disappointed in this sense and the last rendezvous held in the late evening of August 25. Almost — night.
What is it that urgent talking in the midnight hour Putin and Kadyrov? “We also launched in agriculture, import substitution in the dairy complex at 1200 dairy cows and forage center 4000 head of cattle”, — cheerfully reported the head of Chechnya to Vladimir Putin. If you believe the transcript of the meeting posted on the presidential website, the main and only reason for it was the interest of the President to the socio-economic situation in the Republic and its “success”. Which, of course, was fully satisfied.
In addition to well-fed cows Kadyrov has pleased Putin wage growth, reducing unemployment, stable law and order and many other remarkable achievements. At the end of the published dialogue, the head of the Republic invited the President to admire the skill of the Chechen wrestlers: “I Think that someday you’ll come and sit in on a training session”. Putin accepted with gratitude the invitation.
All this, of course, very cute, but it could wait until morning. And not even to the next. However, in fairness, the Kremlin press service did not insist that the text exhaust the content of the conversation: after the words of the President “would like to go, thank you very much” should be meaningful ottochie. What happened in this framework, it is known only by the participants of the conversation. But the range of issues discussed is more or less understandable.
Reporting about the success of Kadyrov agreed: “There are issues that require your intervention. As you might guess, it is first and foremost about the money, Kadyrov is trying hard to dislodge from Moscow additional funding. For reference: the revenues of the budget of the Czech Republic to 2016 amounts to 58.3 billion rubles, of which 48,54 billion, i.e. 83 percent, are non-repayable receipts from the Federal budget.”
According to the plans of the Ministry of Finance, Chechnya subsidies will be cut by five percent. However, the Republican leadership insists on the abolition or at least freeze the decision on the sequester, arguing that higher compared to other regions of the country, the level of fertility. In addition, extra financial support require, in the opinion of Grozny, a number of investment projects realized on the territory of Chechnya. “I asked Anton Germanovich (Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. — “MK”) to resolve the issue of capitalization of JSC “North Caucasus Resorts for the construction of internal infrastructure of JSC “Veduchi”, — said Kadyrov on his page in social network Instagram.
By the way, the meeting, which was voiced this and other pleas, held for a few hours before the night’s tete-a-tete in the Kremlin. And although Kadyrov says that the President “promised to help and support in the implementation of the mentioned problems”, it seems, a complete understanding of the chief accountant of the country, he is still not found.
From this point of view, the conversation with Putin really, but not that late. But the fact that the President, despite the busy day, did not postpone, once again attests to the special place of the Republic and its head in the Russian political system of coordinates. What would Chechnya have anything he wants, no matter what privileges nor sought, at whatever time of the day or “sinkers” their problems of the Federal government, if only it was on this side of the fence.