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The celebrations of City day in Grozny

October 5 Grozny (capital city of Chechen Republic) with characteristic to local authorities fanfare celebrated the Day of the city. Noncircular date (193 years) has not prevented wide celebrations: such stars as Jean-Claude Van Dam, Kevin Costner and Vanessa Mae were invited to take part in the concert.

The concert was organized to celebrate the opening of Chechen financial center “Grozny-City,” but everyone knew perfectly well that in fact it was the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov. The concert was broadcasted on second federal TV channel.

Grozny City day celebration 1

Ramzan Kadyrov impressed everyone not only presenting the gleaming skyscrapers, the construction of which was not stopped during the financial crisis, but answering the question about the source of the money the republic has for all this splendor.

Kadyrov said that, it turns out it is not from the budgetary subsidies from federal center. “Allah gives. I don’t know. The money comes from somewhere”, – Kadyrov said, answering journalists’ questions about the sources of funding in the region.

Grozny City day celebration 2

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