Putin made a Faustian pact to keep peace in Chechnya. It’s now coming back to haunt him.
It is striking that Kadyrov indeed would have the guts to defy Putin? I.e. given the trail of dead Russian diplomats, who may have conspired against current regime and paid the ultimate price for treason.
I think that maybe not all minorities get the best rights in Russia, but these Islamists use very violent tactics to achieve their aims (one recalls the Beslan school hostage crisis), and cannot be tolerated.
Putin,the defender of the Christian world,lol!!