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.

(MT)

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