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Chechen Leader Posts Threatening Messages Online

  • Associated Press

FILE - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov talks to the press in the Chechen regional capital, Grozny.

FILE - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov talks to the press in the Chechen regional capital, Grozny.

The leader of Russia's Chechen republic has posted several pictures online that have been viewed as threats to the Russian opposition.

Ramzan Kadyrov uploaded a photograph on Instagram Sunday that shows him in camouflage, toting a machine gun in front of snow-capped peaks. The caption carries the title of a film he plans to release: “Those Who Didn't Understand Will Understand.”

Kadyrov has been increasingly vocal against the Russian opposition in the past several weeks and has also posted a photograph on Instagram showing opposition figures in the crosshairs of a sniper's rifle.

Human rights activists have accused Kadyrov of ordering the killings of some who oppose him or Putin. Kadryov denies such accusations.

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