Akhmad Kadyrov


Age: 52


Summary: president of the former Soviet republic of Chechnya who was elected on October 5, 2003 on a platform that promised to unite the troubled republic, which has been battling for independence from Russia since the mid-1990's, who became a target of anti-Russian guerrillas after abandoning armed rebellion to seek peace with Russia, and who had recently become a close ally to Russian President Vladimir Putin.



Cause of Death: Assassinated in a bomb explosion


Born: August 23, 1951


Died: May 9, 2004


Location: Grozny, Chechnya