Eidman: If Kadyrov didn’t exist, Putin would have to create him

Vladimir Putin with Ramzan Kadyrov


Analysis & Opinion, Russia

Vladimir Putin needs Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov so that “compared to him,” the Kremlin leader will appear “in the eyes of the West to be the lesser evil,” Igor Eidman says. Thus, it works to Putin’s benefit to ascribe to Kadyrov all possible horrors and crimes.

Igor Eidman

Igor Eidman

In the West, the Russian commentator for Deutsche Welle says, the following “picture of the [Russian] world” is being created: “In Chechnya there exists a pirate state headed by Kadyrov. His people kill in Moscow important politicians. Only Putin can somehow restrain this monster.”

Indeed, he continues, it appears that many in the West accept the notion that if Putin were to leave his position, “a new ISIS would appear in Chechnya and Chechen terror would spread to Europe. Therefore,” such people appear to think, “it is better that [Putin] remain at the head of Russia.”

By focusing on Kadyrov’s crimes, Eidman suggests, the West ignores or at least minimized Putin’s and fails to see that the Chechen leader is Putin’s agent, doing what Putin wants but doesn’t want to acknowledge and helping him remain in power rather than being any threat to the Kremlin leader.


Edited by: A. N.

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  • Robert

    That’s funny, I thought he DID create him!

    Check the real history of these clowns. He (vlady) is also singularly responsible for his (the Chechenn Terrorists’) continued support and existence – in all its’ demonic and ugly forms…

  • zorbatheturk

    Ramzan belongs on an express elevator to hell’s basement.

  • Brent

    I think Kadyrov taking over from Putin might be exactly what Russia needs. Just think of the nice civil war that would ensure and they’d clear out all of the thieving oligarchs and Putin’s mafia and make the Russians turn on each other just like their proxy fighters are doing in Donbass.

    Wall off Russia, supply them with all of the guns and vodka they need and let them loose on each other and not on their civilized neighbors. This will be just like “The Purge” movies and Russian’s own “cleansing” of all the sh*t blocking its intestines

    • veth

      Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, 19:28 Politics 57 Kremlin whitewashes Kadyrov’s brazen statement

      Putin’s press secretary Dmitrij Peskov sees nothing threatening in Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov’s statement that Russia can destroy the world with its nuclear missiles, Dozhd TV reports July 18.

      Kadyrov’s statement must be viewed in context. There was nothing abominable in his words, Peskov said.
      In his interview with the American NBO TV Kadyrov said, “Russia is a strong nuclear country. If it is destroyed [by sanctions – Ed.], the missiles will be launched by default. We will turn the world upside down,” he said.

      According to Chechen minister for information Dzhambulat Umarov, Kadyrov’s statement was merely an impulsive improvisation.

  • Dirk Smith

    The gay dwarf’s pitbull needs to be put down.