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Akhmad Kadyrov

Personal data
Date of birthAugust 23, 1951 , August 23, 1951
Place of birthKaraganda, Kazakh SSR, USSR
Date of deathMay 9, 2004 , May 9, 2004(age 0) (aged 52)
Place of deathGrozny, Chechen Republic, Russia
NationalityChechen
Political partyNon-Partisan
SpouseAyman Nisievna Kadyrova (? 2004)
ProfessionCleric
ReligionIslam
Military service
Awards 
1st President of the Chechen Republic
In officeOctober 5, 2003 - May 9, 2004
Succeeded byAlu Alkhanov
Preceded byPosition created

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Hajji Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov ( ) (August 23, 1951 May 9, 2004), also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the President of the Chechen Republic from October 5, 2003, acting as head of administration since July 2000.

On May 9, 2004, he was assassinated by Chechen Islamists in Grozny, using a bomb blast during a World War II memorial victory parade. His son, Ramzan Kadyrov, who led his father's militia, became one of his successors in March 2007 as the President of the Chechen Republic.


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