flamming_python wrote:Kadyrov has announced (via TikTok or whatever it is) that he wants to step down as head of Chechnya so as to not outstay his welcome, and take an indefinite and long vacation
Not sure if you have watched that statement.
He said that just realized being the longest ruling head of a region in Russian Federation.
So maybe he should reconsider that fact, as he is getting older and older, and some things should be made by the younger ones.
For me, it was some kind of reflection more than a political declaration.
Possibly. It's hard to tell with these TikTok statements.
It did appear to me that between all his video blogging, state duties in Chechnya and participation in the military operation that he was being swarmed with work. At least, he frequently seemed tired (albeit not always) on some of his vids.
At first glance it might seem strange why he might want to leave his post as head of Chechnya at the height of his popularity and prominence, but it makes sense to do so and be remembered fondly, while also being able to cut-down on workload.
Or it could just be a long break and he'll be back later.