Akhmad Kadyrov Quotes

  • We need a strong police force - the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.

  • One has to work for years and decades, to conduct negotiations, to stand for positions and points of view, to jointly develop a civilized view on the administrative and state organization of Chechnya.

  • That is why I came to conclusion that the election must take place, so that the republic can have a government. If I were to say that everything will change for the better immediately, that would not be true. The struggle will continue for a long time.

  • In 2001-2002, I told the president that the election was supposed to take place when the war was over, at a time when we could return to peaceful life. We agreed upon that. However, I can see now that the election cannot be delayed any longer.

  • I have to say that elections, even in the most peaceful region, always make the hardest time for regional state institutions, including security structures.

  • People took part in the referendum because they were tired of the war. They are afraid of talking about it out loud, but they have shown exactly where they stand: Yes, we want peace, and we want to be a part of Russia.

  • The attempted assassinations against me were not accidental.

  • In the police force, two, three, five traitors are detected who are really working for someone else. When we cleanse the police of them, the problem will be simplified a lot. Terrorists will have no one to contact - they will be left without informers.

  • There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.

  • I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.

  • Criminals were coming to Chechnya from all over the world - they did not have a place in their own countries. But they could live perfectly well in Chechnya.

  • One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.

  • The people have already determined Chechnya's status at the referendum - it is a unit of the Russian Federation. Its political status is not to be discussed any more.

  • I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.

  • Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996.