President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov accused RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan in spreading misinformation due to a publication about a fight between “Caucasians” in New Moscow.
On November 4, in the Novye Vatutinki microdistrict, several people at once attacked a man with a child. According to the victim, they hit the child on the cheek.
The next day, Simonyan, commenting on this incident, wrote on the Telegram channel that “all these“ newcomers ”and“ persons of Caucasian nationality ”are trying to find out that the country will once again introduce a stroach with a residence permit, with registration, with checks of this registration at every metro station “.
Kadyrov, in turn, reminded Simonyan that she herself is a “native of the Caucasus” and advised her to “check the information, and only then draw conclusions and PR on a fresh topic.”
“Why did the practice of obtaining reliable information suddenly recede into the background for Simonyan, and the so-called HYIP came to the fore? <...> Stop advertising your information product in Caucasians! At first glance, serious media are sliding down to the level of tabloid yellow press, following the lead of a short-sighted audience. Such a dirty trick can lead to irreparable consequences, ”the head of Chechnya noted.
He also criticized the publications that “for several days called those who had a fight in Vatutinki natives of the republics of the North Caucasus Federal District.” In addition, Kadyrov appealed to the Russian presidential administration, the State Duma and human rights activists with a demand to stop publishing accusations against Caucasians in the media “for any, even a small incident”.
“When Caucasians win on a tatami, wrestling mat or in the ring, they are“ Russians, ”and the entire Internet is proud of the successes of Russian athletes. When they start a fight and speak broken Russian, these are “come in large numbers, whose registration must be checked without exception,” added the President of the Chechen Republic.
November 6 at the police of New Moscow reportedthat three detainees are citizens of the Russian Federation, and the fourth is a native of the near abroad. How wrote RIA “Novosti” with reference to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, all four were born “in one of the states of Transcaucasia,” three of them later received Russian citizenship.
Initially, the police opened a criminal case on hooliganism against the detainees, but on behalf of the head of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, the article was re-qualified to a more serious one – about attempted murder.