There is said to be a tension between the Russian security hierarchies and Mr. Kadyrov, who personally controls some 15,000 to 20,000 armed men (an unprecedented number outside state countrol in Russian history outside of civil war) and has used them to support Mr. Putin’s Ukrainian aggressions.

Morse, Eric.  “The deadly chaos behind Putin’s mysterious acts.”  The Globe and Mail, March 24, 2015.

Reference “Syndicate Red Brown Green” — Putin-Assad-Khamenei, Orban, Erdogan / post-Soviet neo-Feudal Russia – New Nationalists and Global Newest Nobility – Islamists.  Add: agents, agitators, associates.

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