The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, said that he managed to bring home his thoroughbred stallion named Zazu. Moreover, the Ukrainian special services helped him in this, the politician claims. Military operation of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. Day 446 During an explosion in Lugansk, the acting head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic Kornet was wounded, RIA Novosti reports citing… 15 May 23:43
Kadyrov purchased Zaza in 2012 before the World Cup of horse racing in Dubai. Since 2014, the horse has been kept at a stable in the Czech Republic, since sanctions were imposed on Kadyrov, and all his property was frozen.
According to the head of the republic, at the beginning of 2023, representatives of the SBU approached him through intermediaries and offered to buy the horse. They immediately named the price – $ 18 thousand.
“They knew about my attachment to the horse and made the right decision – of course, I agreed,” Kadyrov said in Telegram.
“Considering his real value and excellent pedigree, these are mere pennies! So, friends, if you need to bring something from Europe, contact the Ukrainian special services. Quickly, professionally, inexpensively, bypassing sanctions!” he added.
The head of the Russian region believed that Zazu would be handed over “somehow officially”, and the sanctions would be lifted. “But it turned out that the secret services had a daring plan – they simply staged his theft from a stable in the Czech Republic in collusion with the Czech police,” Kadyrov said. “I took it off the chain at night and took it away.” A stallion detained due to sanctions was kidnapped from Kadyrov In the Czech Republic, a thoroughbred English stallion belonging to Ramzan Kadyrov has disappeared. Head of Chechnya due to sanctions… 07 March 18:47
Kidnapping of an animal
The kidnapping of a thoroughbred English stallion became known on March 7th. Presumably, the animal was taken out of the stable on the night of March 4. “Apparently, an unknown person removed a safety chain with a carbine from the sliding door in the stable and took away the breeding stallion,” the Czech police reported.
Jezdci called the horse theft an unprecedented event for the Czech racing industry. Kadyrov himself then blamed the Ukrainian special services and the Czech police for the incident. He also called Zaza the “first victim” of the sanctions against him.
The real value of the animal is estimated at 400 thousand crowns (1.3 million rubles). The horse has a mark on its forehead – in the form of an irregular white star.
Since about 2016, Zazu no longer participated in the races, but was used as a breeding stallion to further improve the breed.
According to open data, Kadyrov owns more than 120 horses, which regularly take part in races. By the time the sanctions were applied, three of his horses were in the Czech Republic – Zazu, the stallion Mikhail Glinka and the sprinter named Dux Scholar. The last one was sent to Russia in 2022, as it had a new owner. Glinka’s fate is unknown.