> Chechnya’s Kadyrov Will Never Be 'a Second Dudayev,' Gurov Says

Chechnya’s Kadyrov Will Never Be 'a Second Dudayev,' Gurov Says


Paul Goble

            Staunton, November 1 – Some have expressed difficulty that Chechnya’s Ramzan Kadyrov, having carried out so a lot de facto autonomy, will take the subsequent step and claim his republic independent. But Aleksandr Gurov, a former lieutenant regular within the Russian militia and now Duma deputy, says there isn't any risk “Kadyrov will turn out to be a moment Dudayev.”

            He attracts that conclusion on the foundation of his research of what has occurred in Chechnya since Moscow despatched within the Russian military in December 1994, an motion that he describes as “not merely an blunders or a poorly deliberate adventure” but as “a actual crime” (versia.ru/general-gurov-o-prichinax-i-posledstviyax-chechenskoj-kampanii).

            Not only may the war have been avoided, Gurov continues, nevertheless it's going to have been as it fee Russia so a lot status internationally. That ought to have been seen to the leadership on the time; but when it was, that conclusion was disregarded and at vast fee over the making certain years.

            Moscow made a higher possibility later whilst it supported Akhmat Kadyrov after which his son, Ramzan, the retired regular and Duma deputy says. “But what was the different possibility? Ruslan Khasbulatov? I rely Ruslan Imranovich as an clever economist and a really friendly man, but amongst Chechens, one ought to admit, he didn't get pleasure from popularity: for them, he was extra a Russian than a Chechen.”

            What about Alu Alkhanov? Gurov asks. “He also was a revered and worth man, an internal ministry general. But for the Chechens, he back all of the similar was now not one in every in their one. They now not with out foundation viewed that Alkhanov would work above all for Moscow.”

            “But Akhmat Kadyrov was one in every in their very own simply due to the fact he himself had fought in opposition to the federal middle but then, as was the case with many others recognize that this war had no experience simply due to the fact if it have been to continue, the Chechens as a folks would merely be destroyed, though particular person clans may be capable to survive.”

            That is why the anti-Moscow Chechens killed him. “After his dying got here Ramzan Kadyrov whom I via the method respect,” the Russian Duma deputy says.  He has turned out to be “a very solid political determine who within the present day defends the interests of Russia.” Many liberals whinge concerning the subsidies he's given but that support is “justified.”

            “It is my profound conviction,” he continues, “that Ramzan Kadyrov will neve turn out to be a Dudayev. Ramzan arose in Russian politics and the state format and turned its known statesman. That is how he'll pass down in history.”  And he has a big position to play yet in combating global terrorism.

            Not only does Ramzan Kadyrov have “enormous journey in combating terrorists,” Gurov concludes, “he has 80,000 ready fighters” underneath his control; and “all of them are Muslims that's tremendous major simply due to the fact except bullets and shells, it's going to take actual Islam to oppose the terrorists.”