Akhmad Kadyrov

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Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Къадири lабдулхьамидан кlант Ахьмад-Хьажи / Q̇adiri Jabdulẋamidan khant Aẋmad-Ẋaƶi; 23 August 1951 – 9 May 2004), also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War.wikipedia
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Grozny

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On 9 May 2004, he was assassinated by Chechen Islamists in Grozny, using a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade. On 9 May 2004, an explosion ripped through the VIP seating at the Dinamo football stadium during a mid-morning Soviet Victory Day parade in the capital city of Grozny, instantly killing Akhmad Kadyrov.
In December 2005, the Chechen parliament voted to rename the city "Akhmadkala" (after Akhmad Kadyrov) —a proposition which was rejected by his son Ramzan Kadyrov, the prime minister and later President of the republic.

Ramzan Kadyrov

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His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic.
He is the son of former Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated in May 2004.

Kadyrovtsy

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His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic.
The Kadyrovtsy originated in 1994 as a Chechen separatist militia under Akhmad Kadyrov, and fought against the Russian Armed Forces for the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the First Chechen War.

Second Chechen War

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At the outbreak of the Second Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the President of the Chechen Republic from 5 October 2003, acting as head of administration since July 2000.
The following month, Putin appointed Akhmad Kadyrov interim head of the pro-Moscow government.

Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

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Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Къадири lабдулхьамидан кlант Ахьмад-Хьажи / Q̇adiri Jabdulẋamidan khant Aẋmad-Ẋaƶi; 23 August 1951 – 9 May 2004), also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War.
In June 2000 Akhmed Kadyrov was appointed as head of the official administration of Chechnya.

First Chechen War

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Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Къадири lабдулхьамидан кlант Ахьмад-Хьажи / Q̇adiri Jabdulẋamidan khant Aẋmad-Ẋaƶi; 23 August 1951 – 9 May 2004), also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War.
The declaration by Chechnya's Chief Mufti Akhmad Kadyrov that the ChRI was waging a Jihad (struggle) against Russia raised the spectre that Jihadis from other regions and even outside Russia would enter the war.

Karaganda

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Akhmad (or Akhmat) Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov was born in Karaganda in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic on 23 August 1951 to a Chechen family that had been expelled from Chechnya during the Stalinist repressions.

Movladi Baisarov

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His chief personal bodyguard was Movladi Baisarov.
When the Second Chechen War began, he became attached to Akhmad Kadyrov, who was mufti of Chechnya at the time.

2004 Grozny stadium bombing

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On 9 May 2004, an explosion ripped through the VIP seating at the Dinamo football stadium during a mid-morning Soviet Victory Day parade in the capital city of Grozny, instantly killing Akhmad Kadyrov.
The 2004 Grozny stadium bombing occurred on 9 May 2004 when a bomb exploded in the Dynamo stadium in the Chechen capital, Grozny, killing 10 people including the republic's president Akhmad Kadyrov and another 100 people were wounded.

FC Akhmat Grozny

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On 7 June 2017, the football club Terek Grozny was renamed to Akhmat Grozny, after Akhmad Kadyrov.
The club is named after Akhmat Kadyrov.

Head of the Chechen Republic

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His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic. At the outbreak of the Second Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the President of the Chechen Republic from 5 October 2003, acting as head of administration since July 2000.

Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque

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The Akhmad Kadyrov Mosque in Grozny is named for him.
The mosque is named after Akhmad Kadyrov, the mufti of the self-proclaimed Chechen Republic of Ichkeria and the first president of the Republic of Chechnya, who commissioned its construction from the mayor of Konya.

Valery Baranov (soldier)

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Some 56 others were wounded, including Colonel General Valery Baranov, the commander of Russian forces in Chechnya, who lost a leg in the explosion.
On May 9, 2004 he lost a leg during the assassination of Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russian Federation.

History of Chechnya

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In April 1957, his family returned to Shalinsky District of the Chechen-Ingush ASSR.
After several years of military administration, in 2002, a local government was formed by Russian-allied Chechens headed by Akhmad Kadyrov.

Aslan Maskhadov

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Maskhadov immediately fired him from the Chief Mufti chair, although this decree was never accepted by Kadyrov, who abdicated himself a few months later due to his civilian chairman career.
He allegedly supported the assassination of pro-Russian Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov in Chechnya, whilst condemning the Russian assassination of Chechen separatist ex-President Yandarbiyev in Qatar in 2004.

Anna Politkovskaya

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In numerous articles critical of the war in Chechnya and the pro-Russian regime there, Politkovskaya described alleged abuses committed by Russian military forces, Chechen rebels, and the Russian-backed administration led by Akhmad Kadyrov and his son Ramzan Kadyrov.

Politics of Chechnya

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The following month, Putin appointed Akhmad Kadyrov interim head of the government.

Alu Alkhanov

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In April 2003, he was appointed Interior Minister of Chechnya in the government of Akhmad Kadyrov and was made a Major General of the Chechen police.

Shamil Basayev

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The Islamist Chechen rebel leader Shamil Basayev later claimed that he had paid $50,000 for the attack.
Two days later a woman got within six feet of Akhmad Kadyrov, the head of the Moscow-appointed Chechen administration, and blew herself up killing herself and 14 people; Kadyrov was unhurt.

Chechnya

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The former separatist religious leader (mufti) Akhmad Kadyrov, looked upon as a traitor by many separatists, was elected president with 83% of the vote in an internationally monitored election on October 5, 2003.

Mufti

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Akhmad-Haji Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Ахмат-Хаджи Абдулхамидович Кадыров; Къадири lабдулхьамидан кlант Ахьмад-Хьажи / Q̇adiri Jabdulẋamidan khant Aẋmad-Ẋaƶi; 23 August 1951 – 9 May 2004), also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War.

World War II

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On 9 May 2004, he was assassinated by Chechen Islamists in Grozny, using a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade.

Victory parade

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On 9 May 2004, he was assassinated by Chechen Islamists in Grozny, using a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade.

Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic

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Akhmad (or Akhmat) Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov was born in Karaganda in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic on 23 August 1951 to a Chechen family that had been expelled from Chechnya during the Stalinist repressions.

Chechens

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Akhmad (or Akhmat) Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov was born in Karaganda in the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic on 23 August 1951 to a Chechen family that had been expelled from Chechnya during the Stalinist repressions.