The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that “tough work” must be carried out against local athletes and bloggers whose behavior “discredits Chechen traditions.”
“If you are an athlete, prove yourself in sports and that’s it. This is where your mission ends, but don’t get involved in politics. Some take part in dubious programs that do not correspond to Chechen national customs and traditions, for the sake of hype. A real Chechen will not participate in this “, Kadyrov said at an expanded meeting of the Chechen government. He did not specify what exactly is meant by hard work.
Kadyrov made his statement after Chechen Sports and Youth Policy Minister Isa Ibragimov reprimanded Chechen sports bloggers Askhab Tamaev and Arbi Emiev for “dubious videos.” For which ones it is not reported. After a meeting with bloggers, Ibragimov said that because of “actions on the Internet that discredit the honor and dignity of the Chechen people,” in the future “tough measures will be taken.” He emphasized that Tamaev and Emiev “expressed a desire to interact” with the Chechen Ministry of Sports and “will implement their business projects without dubious advertising.”
Probably, we are talking about online casino advertising: in August, an antimonopoly case was opened against Tamaev due to such advertising in his Telegram channel. In September, the head of the Safe Internet League, Ekaterina Mizulina, reported that the department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service for Chechnya issued an order to Tamaev to stop the violation.