Ramzan Kadyrov, Attorney At Law

Publication: North Caucasus Weekly Volume: 5 Issue: 26

Q. What sort of education do you have?

A. A post-graduate legal education. I’m finishing now, I’ll be taking examinations.

Q. What kind of examinations?

A. What do you mean, what kind? Just examinations, that’s all.

Q. What’s the name of the educational institution where you are finishing your education?

A. It’s a branch of the Moscow Institute of Business, in Gudermes [in eastern Chechnya]…that is, the legal branch.

Q. And what’s your specialization?

A. I’m a lawyer.

Q. But your diploma will be in what kind of law—criminal, civil?

A. I’ve forgotten. I wrote a theme, but I’ve forgotten. There’s so much going on these days.

–from a June 10 interview of Ramzan Kadyrov by Anna Politkovskaya, published in the June 21 issue of Novaya Gazeta.