Akhmat Kadyrov http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/43428/all en Chechnya skyscraper fire 'God's will' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/chechnya-skyscraper-fire-gods-will Chechnya strongman Ramzan Kadyrov sought to play down a massive fire that raged at a complex symbolizing the Russian region's recovery from war.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/chechnya-skyscraper-fire-gods-will" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Akhmat Kadyrov Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Human Interest Politics of Russia Second Chechen War Technology AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 09:45:00 +0000 5801463 at http://www.globalpost.com Chechnya skyscraper fire 'God's will' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/chechnya-skyscraper-fire-gods-will-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>Chechnya strongman Ramzan Kadyrov sought Thursday to play down a massive fire that ravaged a skyscraper symbolising the mainly Muslim Russian region's recovery from war, putting the incident down to "God's will".</p> <p>Kadyrov vowed that the damaged high-rise, one of a complex of seven skyscrapers located in the Chechen capital Grozny and dubbed Grozny City, would be rebuilt and even held a instant online competition to choose the best design.</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/130404/chechnya-skyscraper-fire-gods-will-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Akhmat Kadyrov Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Chechnya Human Interest Politics of Russia Religion Technology AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:30:57 +0000 5801576 at http://www.globalpost.com