Ramzan Kadyrov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35544/all en Chechen leader shows Depardieu a good time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French star and newly-registered Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu was Monday visiting his "friend" the controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, partying into the night and vowing to make a film about the Muslim region.</p> <p>The French actor, who was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin amid a tax row with Paris, arrived in Chechnya's main city Grozny on a private jet after touring dairy factories in Saransk, the city in central Russia where he took residence at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/chechen-leader-shows-depardieu-good-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Ramzan Kadyrov Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:46:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765814 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu frolics with controversial Chechnya chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/depardieu-frolics-controversial-chechnya-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French star and newly-registered Russian citizen Gerard Depardieu was Monday visiting his "friend" the controversial Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, partying into the night and vowing to make a film about the Muslim region.</p> <p>The French actor, who was given Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin amid a tax row with Paris, arrived in Chechnya's main city Grozny on a private jet after touring dairy factories in Saransk, the city in central Russia where he took residence at the weekend.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130225/depardieu-frolics-controversial-chechnya-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Entertainment Gerard Depardieu Politics Ramzan Kadyrov Technology AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:15:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5766077 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechen club fined after referee insulted http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/terek-fined-after-chechen-leader-calls-referee-donkey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian FA ordered Terek Grozny on Wednesday to play their next home game at a neutral venue after Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov called the referee a "sellout" and a "donkey" over a loudspeaker.</p> <p>The Chechen club was also fined 200,000 roubles ($6,500) for the failure to provide adequate security during Sunday's Russian league match against Rubin Kazan, the FA said on its website (<a href="http://www.rfs.ru" title="www.rfs.ru">www.rfs.ru</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/terek-fined-after-chechen-leader-calls-referee-donkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Ramzan Kadyrov Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5788858 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechen club Terek to appeal to CAS over stadium ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/chechen-club-terek-appeal-cas-over-stadium-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - Chechen club Terek Grozny will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn a one-game home ban after their case was thrown out by the Russian FA on Tuesday.</p> <p>Last week, the FA's disciplinary committee ordered Terek to play their next home game at a neutral venue and fined them 200,000 roubles ($6,500) for the failure to provide adequate security during a league match against Rubin Kazan on March 17.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130326/chechen-club-terek-appeal-cas-over-stadium-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechen people Politics of Russia Ramzan Kadyrov Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:45:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5794630 at http://www.globalpost.com Fire rages in showpiece Grozny skyscraper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/fire-rages-showpiece-grozny-skyscraper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fire raged in a 40-storey skyscraper in the Chechnya capital Grozny on Wednesday, a building which is a centrepiece of a drive by local authorities to promote the city as a glitzy and modern hub.</p> <p>State television pictures showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky and clinging to the sides of the building with bursts of yellow flames snaking down the facade.</p> <p>"The fire broke out at 6:15 pm (1415 GMT) in a 40-storey uninhabited building in Grozny-City," the emergency situations ministry said in a statement on its website.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130403/fire-rages-showpiece-grozny-skyscraper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chechnya Grozny Ramzan Kadyrov Technology AFP Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:31:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5800628 at http://www.globalpost.com Kadyrov spokesman declines to comment on Magnitsky rumors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/kadyrov-spokesman-declines-comment-magnitsky-rumors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A spokesman for Ramzan Kadyrov said Saturday it was pointless to comment on rumors that the leader of Russia’s Chechen republic had been included on the classified section of the US’s list of Russian officials facing visa and financial sanctions.</p><P>On Friday, the New York Times, citing “people briefed on the list,” claimed that Kadyrov was one of the officials named on the part of the US Magnitsky List that was not revealed to the public, a claim that was picked up by Russian media.</p><P>“If official confirmation is given, we will give detailed comments on this issue.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130415/kadyrov-spokesman-declines-comment-magnitsky-rumors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Ramzan Kadyrov Russia Technology Asianet Mon, 15 Apr 2013 18:23:39 +0000 Asianet 5816306 at http://www.globalpost.com Biden, law enforcement to attend Boston memorial for slain officer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-probe-focuses-bags-and-pressure-cooker <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Scott Malone and Samuel P. Jacobs</p> <p>BOSTON (Reuters) - Thousands of law enforcement agents from around the country plan to attend a memorial on Wednesday for a campus police officer who authorities say was slain by the accused Boston Marathon bombers, and Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at the ceremony.</p> <p>The service at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology honours 26-year-old Sean Collier, who police say was shot and killed by Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the MIT campus on Thursday night.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130417/boston-bomb-probe-focuses-bags-and-pressure-cooker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Yusuf Azzam Anwar al-Awlaki Arizona Barack Obama Biology Bombs Boston Boston Marathon Boston Police Department Business Cambridge Police Department Caucasus Caucasus Emirate Charles River Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Chechnya Conspiracy theories Counter-terrorism Crime in the United States Criminal law Dagestan Disaster Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Education Environment Explosives Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation First Chechen War Geography of Massachusetts Harvard University Health Islam Islam in Russia Islamic terrorism Israeli–Palestinian conflict Janet Napolitano Joint Terrorism Task Force July 2005 London bombings Kenneth Feinberg Labor Law Law enforcement Lectins Luo people Massachusetts Murder National security Politics Politics of Russia Proteins Ramzan Kadyrov Religion Reuters Ricin Russian apartment bombings Second Chechen War Security September 11 attacks Shootout Social Issues State governments of the United States Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Technology Terrorism in Russia United States United States Department of Homeland Security War Watertown, Massachusetts Thomson Reuters Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5818335 at http://www.globalpost.com 'At least eight killed' in southern Russia car bombs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/at-least-eight-killed-southern-russia-car-bombs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Monday in twin car blasts outside a court building in the southern Russian city of Makhachkala in the restless region of Dagestan.</p> <p>The local investigative committee said that "within the space of a few minutes, two cars blew up. At least eight people died. The number of people injured is being checked."</p> <p>Officials added that at least two dozen cars were damaged by shrapnel.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130520/at-least-eight-killed-southern-russia-car-bombs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dagestan Labor Law Ramzan Kadyrov Second Chechen War War AFP Mon, 20 May 2013 13:30:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841965 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu back in Paris for FIFA film after fallout with French http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/depardieu-back-paris-fifa-film-after-fallout-french <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Veteran French actor Gerard Depardieu is shooting a film in Paris for the first time since he sparked a huge outcry by leaving France for tax reasons and taking Russian nationality.</p> <p>In an exclusive interview with AFP, the 64-year-old film star said he did not move out of the country to escape the taxman but to flee "the way governments use the money they take."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130805/depardieu-back-paris-fifa-film-after-fallout-french" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Jules Rimet Ramzan Kadyrov Social Issues AFP Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:05:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5902830 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium makes Depardieu honorary citizen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/belgium-makes-depardieu-honorary-citizen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities in the Belgian municipality of Estaimpuis made their most famous resident, Gerard Depardieu, an honorary citizen on Saturday ahead of a housewarming barbecue the French actor is due to host.</p> <p>"We are pleased that you have made Nechin your home," local official Daniel Senesael said, referring to the village where Depardieu bought a house last year, before praising the film star for staying true to himself.</p> <p>"Gerard, Estaimpuis loves you," he said at the ceremony held at a 12th-century chateau.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/belgium-makes-depardieu-honorary-citizen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Human Interest Ramzan Kadyrov Social Issues AFP Sat, 24 Aug 2013 13:57:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5916823 at http://www.globalpost.com Belgium makes Depardieu honorary citizen http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/belgium-makes-depardieu-honorary-citizen-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities in the Belgian municipality of Estaimpuis made their most famous resident, Gerard Depardieu, an honorary citizen on Saturday ahead of a housewarming barbecue the French actor is due to host.</p> <p>"We are pleased that you have made Nechin your home," local official Daniel Senesael said, referring to the village where Depardieu bought a house last year, before praising the film star for staying true to himself.</p> <p>"Gerard, Estaimpuis loves you," he said at the ceremony held at a 12th-century chateau.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/belgium-makes-depardieu-honorary-citizen-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Human Interest Ramzan Kadyrov Social Issues AFP Sat, 24 Aug 2013 14:26:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5916897 at http://www.globalpost.com Depardieu hosts housewarming bash in Belgian tax haven http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/depardieu-hosts-housewarming-bash-belgian-tax-haven <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>French film star Gerard Depardieu on Saturday hosted a housewarming barbecue at his new home in Nechin, Belgium, just across the border from his native France.</p> <p>"I think he's a very open person, who likes people, who likes to party and also to make contact with the locals," said a guest who gave her name only as Anne.</p> <p>The 64-year-old bon vivant, star of dozens of films including "Cyrano de Bergerac", threw the party for some 200 people, including his new neighbours, in the grounds of the 19th-century white-brick five-bedroomed home that he bought last year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130824/depardieu-hosts-housewarming-bash-belgian-tax-haven" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gérard Depardieu Gerard Depardieu Politics of Russia Ramzan Kadyrov Social Issues AFP Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:01:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5916993 at http://www.globalpost.com Ukraine tells Russia to recognise new president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140531/ukraine-tells-russia-recognise-new-president-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of unleashing a mass propaganda campaign to persuade global powers not to recognise an election that gave the presidency to a pro-Western tycoon.</p> <p>The United States for its part acknowledged a "fundamental disagreement" with Russia and said President Barack Obama would extend his support to Petro Poroshenko when he meets the winner of the May 25 ballot in Warsaw on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140531/ukraine-tells-russia-recognise-new-president-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Petro Poroshenko Politics Ramzan Kadyrov War AFP Sat, 31 May 2014 17:16:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6163167 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia demands Ukraine release detained state TV journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140607/russia-demands-ukraine-release-detained-state-tv-journalists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia demanded the release of two journalists on Saturday that were detained by Ukrainian security forces at a checkpoint in the restive east of the country.</p> <p>"We demand that Kiev take immediate measures to free these Russian citizens without conditions," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>The journalists -- sound operator Anton Malyshev and cameraman Andrei Sushenkov -- were working for Russia's Zvezda, or Star channel which is owned by the Russian defence ministry and airs patriotic programmes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140607/russia-demands-ukraine-release-detained-state-tv-journalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ramzan Kadyrov Slavic Technology War AFP Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:52:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6169566 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia demands Ukraine release detained state TV journalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140607/russia-demands-ukraine-release-detained-state-tv-journalists-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Russia demanded the release of two journalists on Saturday that were detained by Ukrainian security forces at a checkpoint in the restive east of the country.</p> <p>"We demand that Kiev take immediate measures to free these Russian citizens without conditions," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement.</p> <p>The journalists -- sound operator Anton Malyshev and cameraman Andrei Sushenkov -- were working for Russia's Zvezda, or Star channel which is owned by the Russian defence ministry and airs patriotic programmes.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140607/russia-demands-ukraine-release-detained-state-tv-journalists-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Ramzan Kadyrov Slavic Technology War AFP Sat, 07 Jun 2014 12:52:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6169567 at http://www.globalpost.com