Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 3 Issue: 21

They Are Taking Away Chechnya from Kadyrov” was a heading in the July 11 number of “It is going to be more difficult for Akhmad Kadyrov to become president of Chechnya than he thought,” wrote. “The section [in the draft constitution for the republic] stating that future leaders must have lived through both wars in the region has been omitted…. As a result, the next election will confront the current head of the republic with Moscow business, which includes a lot of well-known Chechens.” Entrepreneur Malik Saidullaev was mentioned as one such leading Chechen businessman based in Moscow.