Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted his close accomplice, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, to colonel general. Who is Putin's self-avowed 'foot soldier'?
21 Jul 2020
One reason the US gave for its latest sanctions was concerns that Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov had been using the coronavirus as a cover to inflict human rights abuses. Moscow called the allegations baseless.
19 Dec 2016
Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov says Russian special forces have shot dead seven militants during a special operation on the edge of Grozny.