Support The Moscow Times!

Kadyrov Gives a Mercedes to Chechen Boy Who Did 4,105 Push-Ups

rahimkurievvazaev / Instagram

Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov has given his 5-year-old compatriot a luxury car as a gift for reportedly setting a record for most consecutive push-ups.

Rakhim Kurayev reportedly dedicated his feat of completing 4,105 push-ups in 2 hours and 25 minutes to Kadyrov, the head of Russia's republic of Chechnya. The young athlete, who local media call the “Chechen Schwarzenegger,” will reportedly have to repeat his feat next week in order to have it accepted into the Russian Book of Records.

Kadyrov met Kurayev and gave him a white Mercedes car as a gift, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday from Grozny, the capital of Chechnya.

“Let your father drive you around on this, you’re worthy of riding a white Mercedes,” Kadyrov was quoted as saying.

A photo on the young record-setter’s Instagram account shows him posing next to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicle without license plates.

Kurayev told the Chechen leader that he is able to do more than 5,000 push-ups, before proceeding to demonstrate his abilities on the hood of the car, according to RIA.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more