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Chechnya’s pro-Moscow PM Abramov quits

The prime minister in Chechnya’s pro-Moscow administration resigned on Tuesday, clearing the way for local strongman Ramzan Kadyrov — who critics blame for repeated human rights abuses — to replace him. Prime Minister Sergei Abramov has been forced to quit because of ill health following a car accident, Chechen President Alu Alkhanov told a news briefing in Moscow. Alkhanov did not say who would replace him but it is widely expected to be Kadyrov, who has been caretaker prime minister since Abramov’s accident in November. Full Story

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