Ramzan Kadyrov

VICE News

Chechnya’s new LGBT purge has already claimed two lives, activists say

“We know that around 40 people were detained, both men and women.”
David Gilbert
1.14.19
FIGHTLAND

'Real Sports' Interview with Chechen Dictator Is a Wakeup Call for MMA

Down one road lies the sports mainstream, down the other lies poisonous masculinity.
Josh Rosenblatt
7.20.17
FIGHTLAND

As Persecution of Gay Men in Chechnya Worsens, Dictator's MMA "Ambassador" Fabricio Werdum Keeps Quiet

The former UFC champion did pose for a picture wearing an Akhmat FC shirt, though.
Josh Rosenblatt
4.12.17
LGBTQ rights

Chechen spokesman dismisses arrests of gay men because gay men "do not exist"

Tess Owen
4.3.17
FIGHTLAND

Floyd Mayweather Cozies up to Chechen Dictator, Wants to Fight McGregor in Russia

Ramzan Kadyrov’s plan to seduce all the great fighters of the world continues.
Josh Rosenblatt
3.22.17
FIGHTLAND

Child Fights Get Chechen Dictator Slap on the Wrist From Russian Bureaucrats

But who knows what deeper meaning lies behind a letter from Putin’s government?
Josh Rosenblatt
10.20.16
FIGHTLAND

Chechen Children's Fights Spark Controversy in Hyper-Masculine World of Russian MMA

Not even Fedor Emelianenko is immune to condemnation anymore.
Josh Rosenblatt
10.7.16
Europe

Ukraine called 'mass grave' for journalists after car bomb kills reporter in Kiev

Pavel Sheremet, a Kremlin critic, is among dozens of journalists who have died in politically-motivated killings in Ukraine and Russia over the last decade.
Ruby Samuels
7.20.16
Europe

Here's What Happened in Russia on the First Anniversary of the Killing of Boris Nemtsov

At least 10,000 people participated in a peaceful march through Moscow to commemorate the slain opposition leader, but protesters in some cities were harassed and attacked.
Alec Luhn
2.27.16
FIGHTLAND

Media Lightly Grills Alexander Gustafsson About Shooting Guns in Chechnya

Life is good when a dictator loves your sport.
Josh Rosenblatt
9.18.15
Film

This Journalist Spoke to Chechens Living in the Shadow of War

We spoke to French-English journalist Manon Loizeau, who recently went back to Chechnya years after the end of its devastating war to make a new documentary.
Alice Tchernookova
6.24.15
Europe

Video Shows Masked Assailants Storming NGO Office

The attack on a leading rights group in Chechnya came during a protest condemning the organization in the capital of Grozny on Wednesday.
VICE News
6.3.15
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