Chechens say kid who threw can at Moscow boy made better person by work

Chechens say kid who threw can at Moscow boy made better person by work
Turpal Khasiev

According to the Minister of National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of the Republic, Dzhambulat Umarov, Turpal Khasiev "proved himself to be a very responsible young man."

Turpal Khasiev of Chechnya, who had been sent to perform improvement works in Grozny for throwing an aluminum can at a teenager on a Moscow bus, proved himself to be a “very responsible young man,” said Dzhambulat Umarov, the Minister for National Policy, External Relations, Press and Information of the Republic on the National News Service.

 “That rowdy man is not so rowdy anymore, but an exemplary young man who has officially landed a job for himself. He works four days a week for Sursad, the organization that makes the city better and prettier. He proved himself to be a very responsible young man, he has become a better person. He regrets what he did and no longer can say what had driven him to it. It’s an efficient mechanism: labor makes us better people and crowds out disorderly thinking from the young, fragile minds,” Umarov said.

The head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, announced that Khasiev had been given a job in a VKontakte post in early October. The young man was told to come to Chechnya with his parents and speak on a local TV channel. He apologized to the nation for what he had done.

The video of Khasiev throwing an aluminum can into Yaroslav Smirnov, a Muscovite, and saying: “Akhmat sila” (Akhmat is power) has been circulating in the media since early October. The Chechen authorities strongly condemned the act; Ramzan Kadyrov ordered him to catch the first flight to Grozny.

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