Support The Moscow Times!

Kadyrov Rep Awarded Prize

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov's spokesman won a top journalism prize over the weekend at the seventh International Golden Quill awards, RIA-Novosti reported.

The awards are dedicated to Akhmat-Khadzhi Kadyrov, Chechnya's first president and father of the republic's current head, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Twenty-nine prizes were given out to journalists from various Russian regions, while Alvi Karimov, a former Interfax reporter who has worked as Kadyrov's spokesman since 2009, won the main prize for his television program "Dialogues" on state-owned Grozny TV.

Kadyrov himself picked up an award for "contribution to the development of the country's journalism" at the award ceremony, which took place in the Chechen capital Grozny.


Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.