Honorary Academician Kadyrov not facing resignation

Honorary Academician Kadyrov not facing resignation

The status of an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences does not pose a risk of resignation to Ramzan Kadyrov, the Head of the Chechen Republic. Yesterday Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, has threatened to dismiss functionaries who had become academicians.

Ramzan Kadyrov has got the academic title in 2006 for his efforts to restore peace in Chechnya. Because the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences has no relation to the governmental academies, the Head of the Republic does not face a risk of resignation.

"This is a public organization; therefore, the Head of Chechnya can continue working at his current post," – a source close to the Chechen leader told Interfax.

A day before, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, has expressed his dissatisfaction with some high-ranked functionaries combining the governmental service and scientific researches. The head of the state promised to make staffing decisions with regards to civil servants elected academicians and associate members of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Konstantin Senchenko, the Deputy of the Krasnoyarsk Municipal Council, had announced that Kadyrov is an Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in January 2016. He called the Head of Chechnya a "disgrace for Russia" – in particular, because he has an academic title without any real scientific achievements. Later Kadyrov stated that the restored and rebuilt Chechnya is "the best doctoral dissertation" for him.

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