Tag: Kadyrovtsy

Russia Update: Chechen Suspect in Nemtsov Murder Case May Be Tried in Military Court

June 15, 2015

Zaur Dadayev, the main suspect in the murder of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was determined to have been serving in the armed forces at the time of the murder, which means he could be tried in a closed military court. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in […]

Kadyrovtsy: “Vladimir Putin’s Combat Infantry” and Ramzan Kadyrov’s Henchmen

June 10, 2015

In Late December of last year, Chechnya’s excitable leader Ramzan Kadyrov gave a fiery speech to thousands of his troops, pledging to be “Vladimir Putin’s combat infantry” and to perform tasks the Russian military could not fulfill. While never shy of publicity (see his Instagram) or incendiary statements and actions, stunts such as the speech […]