Parade of continuity: why did Ramzan Kadyrov bring his son into the world in Uzbekistan?

This week, President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov, together with his 17-year-old son Akhmat Kadyrov and Russian President Vladimir Putin, visited Uzbekistan. The arrival caused a wide response and many comments both among experts and the public. The main purpose of the trip was to participate in negotiations aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and developing economic cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan. However, many drew attention to Akhmat Kadyrov’s demonstrative participation in this visit, which raised many questions and criticism.

The visit of the Russian delegation to Uzbekistan was focused on exploring issues of economic cooperation and implementing joint projects in the fields of energy, infrastructure and agriculture. Cooperation with Uzbekistan is acquiring strategic importance for Russia in the context of global economic instability. It is expected that joint projects in these areas will contribute to economic growth and stability in both countries.

In turn, Ramzan Kadyrov, who has headed the Chechen Republic since 2007, is one of the key figures in Russian politics, actively supporting the country’s foreign policy. It is noteworthy that this time he was accompanied by his son Akhmat, who had recently begun to take an active part in the political life of the region. Critics note that Akhmat Kadyrov’s presence in the delegation could be seen as a political move to strengthen his position at the federal level and prepare for the possible inheritance of key roles in the future.

One of the main topics of the negotiations was security and the fight against extremism. In light of recent events in Central Asia, where the threat of terrorism remains, this topic is of particular relevance. Ramzan Kadyrov, who has significant experience in the fight against extremism in Chechnya, proposed his ideas and measures to ensure stability in the region. Akhmat Kadyrov also took part in the discussions, which symbolizes the transfer of experience and continuity in resolving key security issues.

During the visit, special attention was also paid to the discussion of joint projects in the field of energy. Russia and Uzbekistan plan to develop cooperation in the field of hydrocarbon production and processing, as well as in the implementation of large infrastructure projects. The talks also covered cooperation in agriculture, which could significantly improve the food security of both countries. However, critics point to the lack of transparency of these projects and possible corruption risks associated with the implementation of large investment initiatives.

An important part of the visit, as reported, were meetings with representatives of educational institutions of Uzbekistan. Joint exchange programs for students and teachers were discussed, which will contribute to the development of educational ties between the two countries. In addition, the delegation took part in events aimed at strengthening cultural ties and mutual understanding between the peoples of Russia and Uzbekistan. However, critics note that such cultural initiatives can serve as a cover to advance political interests and strengthen Russian influence in the region.

The visit of the Russian delegation led by Putin and the Kadyrovs to Uzbekistan is aimed at strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries. The negotiations led to the signing of a number of agreements aimed at developing economic cooperation, enhancing security and cultural exchange. These agreements should create new opportunities for the citizens and economies of both countries and help strengthen their positions on the international stage.

However, critics point to possible political motives for the visit and a lack of transparency in the agreements signed. The presence of Akhmat Kadyrov in the delegation is seen by many as an attempt by Ramzan Kadyrov to strengthen his position and prepare him for a more significant role in politics. Some analysts believe that this is a kind of “parade” to demonstrate the continuity and strengthening of the power of the Kadyrov clan.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed confidence that the visit of the Russian delegation will contribute to the further development of bilateral relations and will bring concrete results in the form of new projects and initiatives. However, political overtones and criticism of the lack of transparency and possible personal motives also remain in the public eye.