Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

On October 5th, President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov celebrated his 35th birthday. Several days before the big day, he announced that no festivities were planned and no presents from officials would be accepted (under the threat of an  immediate dismissal). However, his birthday concurred with the birthday of the city of Grozny.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Violinist Vanessa Mae.

Vanessa Mae and Hollywood celebrities, such as Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kevin Costner and Eva Mendes arrived in Grozny to take part in the celebration of the city’s birthday (Grozny turned 193) and its President’s birthday as well. Famous Russian singers Dmitry Khvorostovsky and Iosif Kobzon were also present. The guests enjoyed a great show with violinist Vanessa Mae, magician Jean Ruven, and a team of acrobats who showed their skills by walking the tightrope between the two skyscrapers. The show was also marked by the openning of ‘Grozny-City’ business center.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hilary Swank.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Ramzan Kadyrov.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Seal is performing at the  ‘Grozny-City’ openning ceremony.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Russian actor Igor Vernic and Hollywood celebrity Hilary Swank.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Ramzan Kadyrov is going along the Akhmat Kadyrov Square (named after his father, the former president of Chechnya).

Modest Celebration In Grozny

On the background there is a central mosque named after A. A. Kadyrov.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Akhmat Kadyrov Mosque.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Modest Celebration In Grozny

‘Grozny-City’ opening.

Modest Celebration In Grozny

Location: Grozny

via ITAR-TASS

32 thoughts on “Modest Celebration In Grozny”

  1. Oh what did russians to chechnia. They just invaded it because terrorist from chechnia just invaded Dagestand, this is no real reason and that this terrorists hunted russians in chechnia is also not a real reason! Look at the picture how hard life in chechnia is under russian occupation!

    • This is what always happens. Chechnya won her independence, and then, before the guns have cooled, for some reason, the new boss feels they must spread the revolution. Didn’t work this time.

    • I did not understand, you hate each other. To read about all that recent history with Chechnya ,Dagestan, terrorism, politics, it is all so confusing to me. Russia and the small countries near by are not on the news here, same as Australia and New Zealand are probably not on the news there. I did not realize Kadyrov is seen as a terrorist. I did not mean to take sides.

    • Well the terrorist never wanted independence they wanted war, as long as they were fighting the leaders could make a good life with money from Saudi Arabia. And most of the other blended by the religion did the crusade of our century.

      I love everytime I visit europe and some european try to tell that russian killed all the chechens. They have no idea just telling me some propaganda. Then I tell them about farmers who smile at you at day time and on night they get the ak and try to kill you. The peacefull civillians!

    • Quote from wiki:
      On 5 October 2011 he celebrated his 35th birthday in a lavish fashion in the presence of several Hollywood stars, including the actor Jean-Claude van Damme and the actress Hilary Swank as well as Lebanese pop Artist Rola Saad, British violinist Vanessa-Mae and many others[28]. When asked where the money for the live-televised celebration were coming from, he reportedly laughed and said that “Allah gives it to us”[29].

      So there you have it…Allah gave him the money for his birthday party, not Moscow…

  2. “Several days before the big day, he announced that no festivities were planned and no presents from officials would be accepted (under the threat of an immediate dismissal). However, his birthday concurred with the birthday of the city of Grozny.”

    If you look closely you can see his puppet strings.Russia is just like America we both more or less have control of surrounding nations.Ever hear of the Banana Wars?If if it where not for the oil under Chechnya Russia would have cared less about it.

    • It’s not about the oil. If Chechnya had broken free, then many of the non-Russian populaces would wan to do the same. All the autonomous regions would be war zones. Kazan could be an urban battlefield, sort of like Stalingrad.

      It’s more about national pride and prestige than anything else.

  3. Isn’t it disgusting how much money the super powers spend on keeping friends? America leads the world in this.
    Russia and Russians, need so much, and the government is throwing money at Chechnya. Of course, politicians friends get the contracts to build, and politicians get a kick back. Something that would not happen (on so grandiose a scale) if the money were spent in Russia.

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