In Kazan they refused to name a street after Kadyrov

In Kazan they refused to name a street after Kadyrov

The toponymic commission of the capital of Tatarstan refused activist Dmitry Rumyantsev’s suggestion to name streets in the city after Boris Yeltsin and Ramzan Kadyrov, referring to difficulties with the allocation of funds and the dissatisfaction of local residents. The Kazan authorities responded with the same refusal, referring to the law that at least 10 years should pass after the death of an outstanding personality.

Dmitry himself thought this was a biased decision, since in 2015 Esperanto street was renamed in honor of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the first President of Kazakhstan,  on his 75th birthday, and he was still alive.

It is also important to note that in 2008, on the orders of Ramzan Kadyrov in  Dzhokhar (Grozny) city, one of the streets right next to the Heart of Chechnya mosque was renamed in honor of Abdurakhman Avtorkhanov. Avtorkhanov is a Chechen Soviet publicist and dissident who published the Gazavat newspaper in the Third Reich with the slogan “Allah is above us, Hitler is with us.”

One can argue as much as he likes about whether Avtorkhanov was sincere with Hitler or simply hoped to use him in his own interests, but the fact is that Avtorkhanov went much further than the main enemy of Putin’s foot soldier Ramzan – Stepan Bandera, who was imprisoned in Hitler’s concentration camp for refusing to cooperate with the Reich.

In addition to such ambiguity in his actions, the pseudo-fighter against Nazism Kadyrov is also trying to take on the role of the father of all Muslims in the Russian Federation, and to kill or intimidate those who do not agree.

It is obvious that in Kazan no one wants a street in honor of Putin’s pocket Nazi, who dreams of  taking the imperial throne one day. Rustam Minnikhanov also has his own interest in becoming the “father of Muslims” in the Russian Federation, and he will not simply give this role to Kadyrov.

As for Yeltsin, then, most likely, this was a diplomatic move, so as not to offend Kadyrov too much with an obvious refusal – they allegedly refused  to name the street not only in honor of Kadyrov. In any case, Kazan residents hardly need a street in honor of Yeltsin, who repeatedly encroached on the sovereignty of Tatarstan and spoke out for preserving the empire, and also waged a big war against Ichkeria, then allied with Tatarstan.


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