Russian president Vladimir Putin has given the Medal of Honour to Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen republic. The text of the presidential decree is published on the official portal of legal information.
Kadyrov received the state award for his ‘outstanding achievements, social activities and many years of honest work’.
Earlier, Kadyrov was awarded the Order of Compassion of the national foundation ‘Public Recognition’ for ‘kindness and humanity’ and the medal of the Security Council for ‘services in national security’.
Meanwhile, Kadyrov has described Zaur Dadayev, one of the men arrested in Moscow for the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, as a ‘brave warrior’ and a ‘true patriot of Russia’, meduza.io reports.
“I firmly believe that he’s sincerely devoted to Russia, and was ready to give his life for the Motherland,” Kadyrov wrote on Instagram.
Beslan Shavanov, who was killed when police tried to apprehend him on Sunday, March 8, was the same kind of brave warrior, Kadyrov said. According to the press, Shavanov blew himself up with a grenade, as police were closing in.
Kadyrov noted that Zaur Dadayev was a deeply religious man, who was shaken by the ‘actions of Charlie [Hebdo]’.
MS, www.belsat.eu/en/, following Meduza