Yesterday Chechnya celebrated the 100 days of Ramzan Kadyrov being prime minister of the state. Ramzan Kadyrov is son of assassinated president Akhmad Kadyrov. He is very popular among common Chechens and also is a good friend with the Kremlin. Since Putin managed to get this twenty nine year old Chechen on his side, the violence in Chechnya has dropped almost to zero; Chechnya got its first centralized government in history; many schools, hospitals and bridges destroyed by a decade of war have been rebuilt.
Kadyrov has a genuine 85% approval rating by Chechens, while being fully backed and supported by the Kremlin. One hundred days ago he gave a promise to Chechens that he would leave his position, if the population and the parliament weren't satisfied with his work. Through the day Kadyrov was very busy, and even didn't show up at some of the events celebrating the beginning of operations of a new middle school, new dance club, new hospital, new bridge, new stadium named "Ramzan", etc.
Putting money to work...
The Chechen parliament gave Kadyrov an "A+" for his work, and the population survey results showed less than one-hundred Chechens desiring Kadyrov's resignation, versus 170,000 wanting him to stay.
While Putin's administration was congratulating Kadyrov on his successful trial period, Grozny hosted a demonstration of ten thousand people for the official "Fan Club of Kadyrov", which was started by common citizens. Russians and Chechens are taking pride in the great start of rebuilding and refurbishing the troubled region of Chechnya, putting federal money to actual use, rather than shadowy deals, and ending a decade-long period of tragic violence.
Kadyrov and Putin in Kremlin
Kadyrov is very authentic; he remains a Chechen commoner no matter where he goes. In fact, he often shows up absolutely underdressed in Kremlin meetings with Putin, wears his mountain-looking beard with fancy suits, and genuinely tries to be "the man of his people", participating in many outdoor activities, and both native and Islamic events.
Kadyrov - the Chechen Fighter
Kadyrov took part in the First Chechen War against the Russian Federal Forces, yet in the beginning of the second war he defected to them. There are many rumors and some indication of Kadyrov in the past being involved in murders, tortures and kidnappings, but today Kadyrov promises to make Chechnya into the most peaceful and prosperous place on Earth. He started executing this plan by building a $54 million dollar presidential palace with a five-star hotel, and the world's largest mosque in downtown Grozny.
Among other things, Kadyrov banned Danish groups from Chechnya (which was later overturned by Moscow), implemented elements of Sharia laws and declared Jihad on all the terrorists in the world.
Such an electric mix of good and evil, young and mature combined in one man finally brings stability and possible prosperity to Chechnya.
Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov at the burial service for Akhmad Kadyrov
On the battle field...
...and in the office