The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a meeting with former officials of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (CRI), recalled that at the age of 16 he courted the ex-president of the CRI Aslan Maskhadov, who at that time was a high-ranking military leader of the CRI. The video of the five-hour chat is posted on Youtube-channel CHGTRK “Grozny”, translation of the Chechen language leads “Caucasus. Realities” (included by the Ministry of Justice in the register of organizations performing the functions of a foreign agent).
According to Kadyrov, Maskhadov’s son Anzor, who currently lives in Norway and criticizes the Chechen authorities, his father was not around during his illness. “I came home to Anzor and said:“ What are you doing? It was I who pulled him out of the house, ”Kadyrov said about the events of 29 years ago.