Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters
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How Chechnya’s strongman leader is using the World Cup to strengthen his hand in the Muslim world

Ramzan Kadyrov, who invited the Egyptian national soccer team to train in Chechnya, is Russia’s point man in a bid to expand influence in the Middle East

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Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters
Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov attends a Victory Day parade, marking the 73rd anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in second world war, in the Chechen capital of Grozny on May 9. Photo: Reuters
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