Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011

Ramzan Kadyrov's Wild Animals

Ramzan Kadyrov became president of Chechnya in 2007, following his appointment by Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has at various points in his life owned as pets a tiger, lion, wolf and a bear. The origins of his animals are unclear. For example, a Kadyrov aid told the Guardian newspaper that the leader nursed the once-dying tiger back to health, while Kadyrov claimed to have received it as a gift.