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Reporters Without Borders Declares Putin and Chechnya's Ruler to Be 'Enemies of the Press'

Kremlin Press Service

President Vladimir Putin and Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, have earned the infamy of appearing on Reporters Without Borders' list of “enemies of the press,” according to the RBC news agency. 

The group recently updated its list, which now includes the names of 35 politicians, state officials, and criminal organizations. Putin and Kadyrov join the likes of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev, Azerbaijani President Ilkham Aliyev, and Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. 

On the enemies list, you can also find longtime Cuban leader Raul Castro, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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