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Son of Slain President May Take Chechen Reins

Likely Ascension Raises Fears of More Violence. Ramzan Kadyrov, a widely feared militia commander and son of the assassinated president of Chechnya, emerged Monday as his father’s likely successor, leading many Chechens to predict a new escalation of violence in a region already ruined by a decade of war. As Akhmad Kadyrov’s sheepskin-draped body was laid to rest in his home village, Ramzan Kadyrov, 27, was named the top Chechen official in the regional government. This places him just below a Russian who was named acting president of Chechnya on Sunday by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Many Russian analysts and Chechens saw the move as a precursor to naming Kadyrov president. His father was a close ally of Moscow who was killed by a bomb that exploded under his reviewing stand during a military holiday celebration here in the Chechen capital Sunday. Full Story

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