Russia Update: Chechnya’s Kadyrov Blames West for ISIS, Terrorists Who Killed Father

May 11, 2015
Photo and screenshot from a video of Col. Movladi Visaitov, a Chechen WWII hero given the order of the Legion of Merit by President Harry Truman. From Instagram account of Ramzan Kadyrov.

Prison riots in Nizhny Novgorod Region and Bashkortostan in the last week have left one convict dead and more than a dozen injured.

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