He is the much loved Chechen leader and buddy of Vladimir Putin. He is also a member of Russian motorcycle gang Nochniye Volki (Night Wolves).
Kadyrov, “wields enormous power in his war-ravaged world-infamous republic, and is the object of a Stalin-like personality cult. He is a man whose fearsome reputation is matched only by tales of his eclectic hobbies and tastes.”
Wherever you turn in Grozny, Chechnya’s bombed- out capital, Kadyrov is there. His bearded face smiles down at you Big Brother style, his penetrating eyes reminding you who is in charge.
Former rebel Ramzan Kadyrov says if Russian PM sent his “death battalion” to Syria in a ground operation, Islamic State would be wiped out within weeks.
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Here Kadyrov joins the Night Wolves in an initiation ceremony (Russian only):
Originally posted October 21, 2015.