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How One Republic Went From Resisting Russia to Supporting Its Attacks In Ukraine

How One Republic Went From Resisting Russia to Supporting Its Attacks In Ukraine

Update: 2022-04-253
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Between the 1990s and late 2000s, people in Chechnya described Russia's wars there as a nightmare. Its former leader, Akhmad Kadyrov, resisted Russian forces.

But today, the Muslim-majority Chechen Republic is ruled by Kadyrov's son, Ramzan. He's a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is accused of numerous human rights abuses and is also leading his own forces against Ukraine to aid the Kremlin.

Rachel Denber, Deputy Director of Human Rights Watch's Europe and Central Asia Division, explains Ramzan Kadyrov's stake in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

NPR National Security Correspondent Greg Myre, who reported from Chechnya during the wars, also breaks down the republic's evolution over the last 25 years.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.
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How One Republic Went From Resisting Russia to Supporting Its Attacks In Ukraine

How One Republic Went From Resisting Russia to Supporting Its Attacks In Ukraine

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