Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ramzan Kadyrov, Vladimir Putin. Photo: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov; press service of the Russian President

05 November 2020, 11:23

Putin speaks about situation with caricatures in Kadyrov's and Khabib's spirit

Following the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, and the MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has condemned the "provocateurs" who offend believers under the guise of the freedom of speech.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 30, the well-known TV presenter, Ksenia Sobchak, reproached the Dagestani MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov, for his aggressive statements about the French President.

At the conference with representatives of religious confessions, Vladimir Putin has condemned the position of French authorities, same as Kadyrov and Nurmagomedov had done, and linked the publication of caricatures on Prophet Muhammad with the subsequent terror acts.

Gadjimurad Omarov, a State Duma MP from Dagestan, has suggested to Putin to confer the title of Hero of Russia on Nurmagomedov.

Irina Rodnina, an Olympic Champion in figure skating and another State Duma MP, spoke against awarding Nurmagomedov.

Many Facebook users have strongly opposed the initiative to award Khabib, among other things, because of his statements against President Macron. Some also pointed out that Nurmagomedov did not perform under the Russian flag.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 4, 2020 at 08:11 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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