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Friday, March 16, 2018

What is Kadyrov for a gift horse

Around the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, another scandal erupted. Haven’t had time to fade from the memory of his “feats”: “zoom” on the Governor of the Voronezh region because the region has checked the passports of two Chechen women, and fall under the law on extremism post where it was claimed that such actions of the authorities forced the young people of his country to take up arms, like Ramzan Kadyrov in the spotlight again. The Russian branch of the international organization for the fight against corruption Transparency International intends to apply to the administration of the President of the Russian Federation with the complaint that “infantry of Putin” appropriated by an elite horse, which cost more than some of the annual salaries of the Chechen President. The outcome of the investigation, whether there is Kadyrov unscathed this time? “MK” got answers to these questions among politicians and political analysts.

photo: Alexander Astafyev

Expensive gift, the head of Chechnya on his page on Instagram boasted in the late spring. “Became the owner of the most hardy horses in the world named Leonardo. Such a generous and precious gift I have made dear brother, the crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum. At his invitation, we met at the Dubai residence of the crown Prince,” – said Kadyrov. Experts have estimated that the horse costs at least a million dollars. And it is in any case more than 3 thousand rubles, and it is the maximum price of the gift, which can be official according to article 12.1 of the law “On combating corruption”.

How treat a dear gift to representatives of the highest legislative body is the Senate, “MK” has learned from one of the most experienced in the parliamentary body of the international Affairs Igor Morozov.

– I think gifts of this level, and even in the face of Arab hospitality is an honor and should be approached as the expression of high respect for our country and our statesman, – said Igor MOROZOV. In the Arab etiquette is a gift from the heart, showing the location of the guest is very dear saber or very expensive, beloved horse. So line up, including inter-state and religious relations. From the point of view of etiquette and politeness, refusal of such a gift — it would be a very unfortunate incident that would have caused tension between our countries. I worked in the Arab East a significant part of his life and realize that it would be a strain. The question is how to dispose of this gift, as with it being from the point of view already of our laws. I hope that Kadyrov, as an experienced leader, had correctly designed the property and transferred it to the balance of the Republic. But we will take a closer look at whether this is so.

That a gift impossible to refuse for political reasons, there is a special decree of the President of Russia N159-RP dated 29 may 2015. According to the document, this gift recognizes the property of the state and transmitted to him within three days. However, the experts at Transparency International claim that Kadyrov did not. There’s also suggesting that he keeps an elite horse in his own stable in the Czech Republic.

Political scientists view this situation very carefully, but am inclined to believe that Kadyrov can get away with it, because he was at his post indispensable, and therefore allowed him more than other governors.

– Income and gifts that the head of Chechnya receives from foreign politicians, if affect the image of Kadyrov in the Kremlin’s eyes, only positive. – said the “MK” head of the International Institute of political expertise, and one of the drafters of the regular “Rating the survivability of governors” Yevgeny Minchenko.

It can be assumed that foreign recognition of Ramzan Akhmatovich as if facilitates heart of the Federal government, affirming that she was not mistaken in his choice, and dispelling her painful doubts.

– Information Transparency International always need to check. If they apply to the Administration of the President — let’s wait how she will deal in this Eastern history. Because to understand any Oriental histories is always very difficult, – said the expert of the political conjuncture Sergei MIKHEYEV. – If to abstract from the horse and the fairy tales of Scheherazade from 1001 nights, the fate of Kadyrov does not depend on any investigations, and the opinions of a man whose name we all know.


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