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With a Tap from Putin, a Leader Emerges for Chechen Presidency

The leading candidate for the presidency of Chechnya emerged Tuesday when President Vladimir V. Putin signaled support for Maj. Gen. Alu Alkhanov, the Russian republic’s top police official, a man who until now was little known to the public. In an appearance at the Kremlin, General Alu Alkhanov, the Interior Minister of Chechnya, sat with Mr. Putin and said he would campaign for the office left vacant by the assassination last month of the president, Akhmad Kadyrov. Full Story

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