Ramzan Kadyrov: Nemtsov suspect was a ‘deep believer’ angered by Charlie Hebdo

Ramzan Kadyrov, the thug who runs Chechnya for Vladimir Putin

One of two men accused of murdering Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is a decorated former soldier who once received a bravery award issued by the Kremlin, it has been confirmed.

Zaur Dadayev and Anzor Gubashev, both from Russia’s troubled North Caucasus region, were charged with Mr Nemtsov’s killing at Moscow’s Basmanny Court on Sunday afternoon.

In an extraordinary statement posted on his Instagram account on Sunday evening, Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-loyal leader of Chechnya, said that Mr Dadayev was known to him as a “fearless and brave” “patriot of Russia” who was “ready to give his life for the Motherland” and had served as the deputy commander of a Russian interior ministry battalion based in Grozny.

Mr Kadyrov also praised another suspect in the murder who reportedly blew himself up with a grenade as police surrounded him in the Chechen capital on Saturday evening, saying that he was “as brave a warrior” as Mr Dadayev.

Mr Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister and a sharp critic of Vladimir Putin, was shot dead as he walked on a bridge near the Kremlin with his girlfriend on February 27, prompting a worldwide outcry…

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Why would the Chechens kill Putin’s fiercest critic when they hate Putin more than anyone.
    Assassinating the enemies of their enemies is not usually a Chechen-style move.
    The Chechen nationalists might be bloodthirsty psychopaths, but that ain’t how they usually roll.

    • FactsWillOut

      Killing Jewish pro-gay EUroweenies is a pretty Chechen style move, though.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        He was born a Jew but raised a practicing Orthodox Christian.
        It looks like Putin contracted it out to some Chechens.
        Those guys really could be the shooters.
        Will wonders never cease!?
        Unraveling the tangled web that is Russian political relationships is always a loosing proposition.

    • Frau Katze

      Kadyrov gets on with Putin. He could be just making the whole thing up. That would not surprise me.

  • I am not not trusting Putin.

  • mobuyus

    Wow with putin personally taking charge of the investigation things are wrapping up quite neatly.

  • FactsWillOut