Ramzan Kadyrov is the President of Chechnya and the son of the former president, rebel leader, and Mufti, Akhmad Kadyrov. In 2016, Kadyrov was re-elected with nearly 98 percent of the vote. He has overseen a massive reconstruction of Chechnya and has held several important international Islamic conferences in Chechnya, including one that attempted to define Sunni Islam in 2016. A Putin loyalist, who was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutnant General in the National Guard, he has offered key support in the war on Ukraine.
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