Kadyrov posted a new video, but not everyone believed it: rumors of his death spread online
For several days now, rumors have been circulating online that the health of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has rapidly deteriorated and that he may be in a coma; in recent days, there have even been reports of the death of Putin's "foot soldier". Amid these rumors, Kadyrov's Telegram channel posted two several-second videos of him allegedly running in a stadium, with a caption that refutes the information about the Chechen leader's illness, but it is unknown when they were filmed.
Meanwhile, in Moscow, near the Central Clinical Hospital, where, according to Russian media, Kadyrov was hospitalized after his condition rapidly deteriorated, unusual activity was noticed by cars with Chechen license plates. The strange "pilgrimage" of Chechens to this medical facility was noticed by the VChK-OGPU Telegram channel.
According to the public, on September 17, unusual activity was observed near the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow, where, according to a number of Russian sources, Kadyrov was hospitalized for "treatment and examination".
"The situation near the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow is very strange. One after another, expensive cars with either Chechen license plates or license plates of other entities, but with Chechen residents in the cabin, drive into the main Kremlin hospital. And they are let through by the Central Clinical Hospital security without inspection. Whereas all other cars entering are inspected very thoroughly, even the bottom of the car is examined. Only one hour later, the "Chechens" arrived at the Central Clinical Hospital: Maybach with two security cars, Porsche Cayenne, four Gelendvagens, two BMWs, etc.", the VChK-OGPU notes.
At the same time, the channel's administrators reminded, on the same day, amid rumors of a rapid deterioration in the health of the head of Chechnya, a video appeared on his Telegram channel, allegedly to refute Kadyrov's health problems.
"I strongly advise everyone who cannot distinguish truth from lies on the Internet to take a walk in the fresh air and organize their thoughts. The rain is wonderfully invigorating," reads the caption to the video, written on behalf of Kadyrov.
At the same time, the videos themselves, which are supposed to convince everyone that Kadyrov is as cheerful as ever, were filmed when it is not known when. Although, according to the Sinoptik portal, it did rain in Grozny on September 17.
In one of the videos, the head of Chechnya, with a treadmill wet after the rain behind him, says "That's the way it is" and adds a few words in Chechen. In the second, Kadyrov himself is not visible, only the treadmill is in the frame. His voiceover advises everyone to go in for sports.
At the same time, the head of Chechnya does not look healthy in the video.
Meanwhile, according to the VChK-OGPU, 30 minutes after Kadyrov's Telegram channel published a "refutation" about his health problems, Chechen human rights activist Abubakar Yangulbayev, whose mother, Zarema Musayeva, was sentenced to 5 years in prison in Chechnya on fake charges of "fraud" and "violence against a law enforcement officer," said that Kadyrov had allegedly died.
And the Chechen Telegram channel NIYSO claims that the video of Kadyrov jogging is an archive. At the same time, the channel's administrators deny rumors about the death of Putin's "foot soldier."
"We have regularly reported and continue to report on Kadyrov's deteriorating health, having information about it, and this information has never been refuted. But we have never buried Kadyrov, although we do not deny ourselves the pleasure of joking about this topic, for which no one can blame us. On September 11, we wrote that Kadyrov was in Moscow for treatment, when no one had yet spoken about it. A few days later, we clarified that he was in a coma. And here it is important to clarify that a coma does not necessarily lead to death. Again, we have never buried Kadyrov, we only wrote about what is happening," the statement of September 17 reads.
OBOZREVATEL's intelligence sources also reported on the rapid deterioration of Kadyrov's health. Our sources claimed that he had been taken from Moscow to Grozny the day before, from where they plan to transport him abroad for treatment, most likely to the UAE. The reason for this was probably the impotence of Moscow's doctors.
Our sources in the Chechen diaspora reported that Kadyrov had been in a coma for several days.
Later, the information that Kadyrov was in a coma was officially confirmed by the Main Directorate of Intelligence. According to intelligence, the head of Chechnya is allegedly in critical condition.