Russia’s relations with Chechnya are explosive. Hundreds of years of resisting Russian colonial rule and numerous conflicts have seen the two parties fight on multiple occasions with hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties.

To keep the federal republic under Russian control, Vladimir Putin has propped up the Kadyrov family to subdue any resistance by free Chechens. The Kremlin’s power dynamic with Kadyrov will be of much attention to the forefront of geopolitics as Ramzan Kadyrov’s health has come under question.

Putin’s Relationships with the Kadyrov Family