Vladimir Putin has given the mini-dictator Ramzan Kadyrov complete control over life and limb in Chechnya. Take a look at this video of a lecture on the subject by Tanya Lokshina at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies an affiliate of the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia at the University of Michigan. About the speaker:
Tanya Lokshina is the Russia program director and a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch and is based in Moscow. Having joined Human Rights Watch in January 2008, Lokshina authored several reports on egregious abuses in Russia’s turbulent North Caucasus region and co-authored a report on violations of international humanitarian law during the 2008 armed conflict in Georgia.
See more about Lokshina at her Human Rights Watch bio. Here is the video: