Russia Update: The Family: A Film by Open Russia about Ramzan Kadyrov, Putin’s ‘Vassal’

May 25, 2015
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov reviews his forces at a stadium in December 2014. Photo by Musa Sadylayev/AP/East News

Today Open Russia, the civic movement founded by businessman and former political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is releasing The Family, a film about Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

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