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|Birth||August 23 1951
|Death||May 9 2004|
|Sex, nationality||male, Chechen|
|Achievements||Chechen Mufti |
Akhmat Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov (Russian: Ахмат Абдулхамидович Кадыров, August 23, 1951 - May 9, 2004) was the president of the Chechen Republic (elected on October 5, 2003). He was assassinated on the 9th of May 2004 in Grozny stadium by a bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade.
Born in Karaganda, in the Kazakh SSR, his family returned to the Centorojj village, Shalinskijj rajjon in the Chechen-Ingush ASSR in April 1957. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, he became a leader of breakaway Chechnya, but later defected from the separatist cause and became a staunchly pro-Moscow president of the Republic.
- 1967 - finished Bachi-yurt school.
- 1968 - took a course in combine harvester driving in the Kalinovskaya stanica, Nauskij rajon.
- 1969-1971 - worked in "Novogroznenskij" sovkhoz, Gudermeskij rajon.
- 1971-1980 - worked in building companies in Nechernozem'e and Siberia.
- 1980 - entered Bukhar Miri-Arab Madrasah.
- 1982-1986 - continued studying in the Tashkent High Islam University.
- 1986-1988 - worked as deputy imam of the Gudermes cathedral masjid.
- 1989-1990 - founded a first in North Caucasia Islamic Institute in the Kurchaloj village and was its rector.
- 1990 - entered sheriat faculty of Amman Islamic University.
- 1991 - returned to the motherland, breaking studying.
- 1993 - designated as deputy mufti, in September, 1994 as acting mufti of the Chechen Republic.
- 1995 - elected mufti of the Chechen Republic.
- June, 2000 - designated as head of the Chechen Republic government.
- 2001 г. - awarded by Order of Friendship.
- October 5 2003 - elected as president of Chechen Republic.
- May 9 2004 - assassinated.
- May 10 2004 - bestowed the title Hero of the Russian Federation.
On May 9, 2004, an explosion ripped through VIP seating at a "Dinamo" stadium during a mid-morning Victory Day parade in the capital Grozny, killing Kadyrov, two of his bodyguards, the Chairman of the Chechen State Council , a Reuters journalist, and others, as many as a dozen. 56 others were wounded, including General Valery Baranov , the commander of Russian forces in Chechnya. Early reports (New York Times) asserted that the bomb had been built into the concrete of a supporting column during recent repairs. In the immediate aftermath, Putin announced that Sergei B. Abramov, the Kremlin-appointed prime minister of Chechnya, would take on the position of acting president until elections could be scheduled.
He had 4 children and 13 grandchildren.
After his death, his son Ramsan Kadyrov has been appointed the first Deputy Prime Minister of the Chechen Republic.
Aslan Maskhadov (pro-independence)
|Presidents of Chechen Republic||Succeeded by:|
Sergey Abramov (acting)
- Pravda.RU news article dated January 30, 2001: Akhmad Kadyrov blames Aslan Maskhadov for attempt on his life
- Pravda.RU news article dated January 30, 2001 relating to assassination attempt on January 29, 2001
- Search Pravda.RU for Akhmad Kadyrov using Google
- Obituary by BBC
- "Bomb kills Chechen president" - CNN
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