Kadyrov stands up for Fedor Emelianenko
The Head of the Chechen Republic wants people to stay calm, when discussing matters of public concern.
Ramzan Kadyrov stood up for Fedor Emelyanenko, the MMA Union of the Russian Federation president; the President heavily criticized the Akhmat-2016 children’s exhibition performance. The Head of the Chechen Republic addressed his Instagram followers urging them not to insult the athlete on the social network.
"It is inappropriate to make a mountain out of a molehill and insult people. I am sure Fedor Vladimirovich regrets his words, since he removed the picture of the boy from his page. We should tolerate each other more and refrain from mutual insults when discussing matters of public concern," Ramzan Kadyrov posted.
The Head of the Chechen Republic believes Fedor Emelyanenko regrets jumping to conclusions about the Akhmat-2016 tournament. That makes him a real man, Kadyrov said.
"I believe he will act as a true Russian bogatyr (Russian for a legendary warrior, translator's note) his fans believe him to be. A national bogatyr is not allowed to do things common people are, paraphrasing an ancient saying. We can not play around with experience, influence and abilities such people have," Kadyrov pointed out.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).