Chechen leader and oversharer-in-chief Ramzan Kadyrov is starting the new year with a clean bill of health – and he wants the people of Chechnya to do the same.
According to a post on his Instagram account, the pro-Putin strongman visited a local hospital and underwent a full battery of tests – even some aren’t usually included in a standard physical.
The accompanying video shows Kadyrov having an MRI, getting blood drawn, undergoing a cardiogram, and joking with doctors – all to the sweet sounds of elevator muzak.
Meanwhile, the Chechen leader’s entourage looks on with concern.
Regular readers of the Moscow Times will be unsurprised to find out that, in the end, doctors pronounced Kadyrov 100 percent healthy.
“I kindly ask all Chechens to go to the hospital while they feeling well instead of waiting for illness,” Kadyrov wrote.
Kadyrov also thanked Chechen Health Minister Elkhan Suleimanov and the hospital’s doctors and nurses for coming in to work during the national New Year’s holiday break to give him a physical.
In December, Kadyrov posted another hospital video on Instagram after undergoing treatment for a broken rib, an injury he sustained in the boxing ring. The avid sportsman used the occasion to praise the high quality of Chechen medicine.