Russia: Newspaper named after Kadyrov shuts down
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||21 December 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russia: Newspaper named after Kadyrov shuts down, 21 December 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50ed3429c.html [accessed 9 March 2014]|
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December 21, 2012
Late Chechen leader Ahmad Kadyrov
Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Russia's Chechen Republic, has welcomed the closure of a newspaper named after his late father.
The small newspaper, named "Kadyrov's Way," came to his attention during President Vladimir Putin's annual media conference on December 20.
A journalist from the newspaper elicited giggles in the conference hall when she named her publication before asking the president a question.
Putin urged the reporters not to laugh and said the newspaper was named after former Chechen President Ahmad Kadyrov, who was killed in a bombing attack in 2004.
Ramzan Kadyrov said the newspaper, which announced its closure hours after Putin's news conference, had failed to ask for permission to use his surname.
Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS