|Kadyrov's brats. Why not let the poor old ladies hold|
the guns and you do some work for a change?
|Stopped by one of Kadyrov's brats. |
Our previous permission to film meant nothing to him.
|Terek's new stadium under construction. |
Maybe they'll feel safe enough in it to actually train in Grozny.
|They yellow sign in the stadium says, |
"We are against Facism, Extremism and Nationalism."
The journey was, as we had become used to, cramped and uncomfortable, but we were stopped only twice and had no bribes taken. We arrived late at night to a hotel that was a lot more comfortable than the Grozny dump, and went promptly to sleep. I noticed again how many mosques were built or being built, mostly in Chechnya but also in Dagestan. There almost seemed no room for houses to fit in around them. I wondered, is this a sign of these republics’ semi-autonomy, granted them by Moscow, or perhaps a plan for an Islamic emirate by the long, subtle route. Either way, they should get their watches fixed first.