Russia Update: Kadyrov Says West Created ISIS, Yet Russia Exploits Regional Fears of Terrorism

July 8, 2015
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, speaking at a meeting in Grozny on July 7, 2015. Photo via kadyrov_95 on Instagram.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov spouts typical Kremlin disinformation that the US supposedly created Al Qaeda and ISIS, but Russia exploits regional fears of terrorism, says Paul Goble.

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