Photographer shows Kadyrov’s huge residence in Grozny
Slava Stepanov shot the palace of the head of Chechnya from a bird's-eye view.
A Novosibirsk photographer, Slava Stepanov, posted Grozny photographs that he had taken in a bird's-eye view on LiveJournal. Besides all the well-known sights, there was the residence of the head of the republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.
Stepanov noted that the city, almost completely destroyed by two civil wars, has almost recovered. There are business centers, mosques, shopping centers, museums and other cultural and sports facilities.
However, the photographer’s subscribers were most struck by the palace-style residence of Kadyrov.
Earlier, Novaya Gazeta compared the palace with the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg. About 10 billion rubles were spent on the construction of the building in 2012.
Also, more than once, the media wrote about auctions, which are held annually to service the Kadyrov residence. Open Media estimated that in 2018, about 85 million rubles were spent on the palace maintenance.
Stepanov added that he visited Grozny this summer and the city left a good impression. The Siberian said it was the cleanest one in the Caucasus.
“It is obvious that there is more money there than in other cities. I’ve been to all of the Caucasus from Dagestan to Minvody, but it is Grozny that catches the eye as the most developed one,” the photographer admitted.