The attempted assassinations against me were not accidental.
Military troops were withdrawn from Chechnya on Dec. 31, 1996.
I always said that Wahhabism is unacceptable for the Chechen nation.
One has to nurture a new generation, to raise children in the spirit of Islam.
I grew up in a very religious family. I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
There is a rule of Sharia: If the enemy wants to suppress you, you are supposed to put up a strong resistance.
I have to say that elections, even in the most peaceful region, always make the hardest time for regional state institutions, including security structures.
Criminals were coming to Chechnya from all over the world - they did not have a place in their own countries. But they could live perfectly well in Chechnya.
The people have already determined Chechnya's status at the referendum - it is a unit of the Russian Federation. Its political status is not to be discussed any more.
We need a strong police force - the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Chechnya. We have to get rid of the traitors who have managed to penetrate into the law-enforcement department.