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Chechen Leader's Tone-deaf Instagram Post

On April 1, 2013, the 20 year anniversary of Novaya Gazeta, a Russian newspaper critical of the government and known for its investigative reporting, Head of the Chechen Republic (formerly President) Ramzan Kadyrov took to his Instagram [ru], as he often does these days, to publicly express respect for the publication and its journalists, even thought he “sometimes disagrees with them.” Some bloggers [ru] were flabbergasted [ru] – after all, it is a widely held belief on RuNet that Kadyrov (then Chechen Prime Minister) is at least partially responsible for the assassination of Novaya Gazeta reporter Anna Politkovskaya in 2006.

Сегодня исполнилось 20 лет "Новой газете", которая по сей день является одним из немногих островков настоящей журналистики. И хотя я часто не согласен с мнением некоторых журналистов, тем не менее я высоко ценю Ваше желание докопаться до истины и дать возможность Вашим читателям узнать ее. Надеюсь, что и я смогу Вам помочь в этом нелегком деле. Всегда готов ответить на Ваши вопросы и донести до Ваших читателей максимально объективную точку зрения о Чечне.

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