Chechen ruler pays thousands to kids who write poems that praise his family

Flattery will get you everywhere in Chechnya —  where the country’s brutal, dictatorial ruler is paying thousands of dollars to kids who write poems praising his family, the BBC reports. Ruler Ramzan Kadyrov this June awarded thousands of dollars in prizes to ten finalists who best articulated their adoration for his mother, Ayman, according to...

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