In the Kremlin see no reason not to trust the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and to believe that he could give the President of Russia Vladimir Putin some wrong information. According to the press-Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov, Putin among other things, is guided by received from the intelligence agencies and the FSB with information, applications of citizens about the possible persecution of gays in Chechnya was not, and therefore there is no question about the existence of the mentioned facts.
photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
Question Peskov about the meeting of Putin and Kadyrov was asked in continuation of the scandal caused by the publication of “Novaya Gazeta” about the persecution of gays in Chechnya. The head of the Chechen Republic, Putin said that the publication in the media on the topic of persecution of gays in the region is provocative. So, according to Kadyrov, in the publication of detentions and killings were mentioned Tepsurkaev, Has – “the main man ideology”, but he was found alive and healthy at home.
In “Novaya Gazeta”, which covers in detail the plot, emphasized that no names in publications is not indicated, the principle of “do no harm” and taking into account national peculiarities of the Chechen society. The sources really said the name Tepsurkaev, however, the fact that Kadyrov first called him, speaks of his awareness, emphasizes the “Novaya Gazeta”. They believe that the Kremlin needs to authorize inspection by the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation.
The Kremlin, however, the question of the authenticity of the reports about the persecution of gays in Chechnya are more inclined to believe Kadyrov. “Kadyrov unambiguously called the reports slander”, – quoted Peskov about this RIA Novosti. He stressed that until the personal statements, not “abstract impersonal”, to question Kadyrov’s no reason not.