Chechnya's Strong Man Ramzan Khadyrov

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The President of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov (Photo: Russian govt/Wiki Commons)

Russia's North Caucasus region remains a violent place with ongoing Islamist insurgencies in Dagestan and Ingushetia.

In Chechnya, though, the violence has decreased.

But the man who runs the republic, Ramzan Khadyrov, has been accused of human rights abuses and of ordering the killing of political opponents.

The BBC's Steve Rosenberg traveled to Chechnya.

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