Ramzan Kadyrov
President of Chechnya
Ramzan Kadyrov
President of Chechnya

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% 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 Major General in the National Guard, he has been accused of ruling Chechnya with a heavy hand.

Source of Influence: Political

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