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The dictator of Chechnya responded to John Oliver about that missing cat

Meduza
14:11, 24 may 2016

On Sunday, May 22, the comedian and television host John Oliver mocked Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov on his late night news satire program, “Last Week Tonight,” for asking his social media audience to make a group effort to find a missing pet cat. Oliver encouraged viewers to use various hashtags to communicate to Kadyrov the status of their individual searches, after Kadyrov wrote on Instagram last week about a beloved local cat “having vanished.”

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver : Ramzan Kadyrov's Cat
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Kadyrov has since responded, posting on Instagram a photo-edited picture of Oliver featuring the comedian wearing a sleeveless pro-Putin t-shirt, along with the awkwardly worded inscription, “I’m tired of jokes. I want to care for cats in Chechnya. By the way, Putin is our leader!” The peculiarities of the response can be attributed to the specific criticisms that Oliver made on the show, including comments about Kadyrov’s apparent obsession with garments bearing Putin’s face.

Recently my “tiger cat” has left the house. It happens in spring from time to time. He also needs to meet with friends, mingle and share news. By cat rumors he has in our district a familiar she-cat with which he’s going to start a family. I’m sure that after spring affairs, the cat will return to native walls. Perhaps, he'll bring his sweet love with him. I got used to share with my friends in Instagram with all news, including cat issues. And this time I didn't want to leave as a secret the cat's adventures. I receive lots of photos. Some people say that they saw the cat in Vladivostok, Japan, Iceland, New Zealand, and even in the Oval Office of the White House! I am grateful to all, but this is NOT my cat. It became known that even the American TV channel “HBO” joined to search. The anchorman comedian - John Oliver asks millions of viewers to look for a cat. I knew long ago that in the USA unevenly breathe to my younger friends. One day horses aren't allowed to jump, the other - a cat is a real star of a show. Oliver laments a fact that we put on t-shirts with a photo of the President of Russia - Vladimir Putin. Yes, millions of people rejoice t-shirts with the image of the national leader. For this purpose, there is a good motivation. Vladimir Vladimirovich is a wise, courageous, resolute Head, who managed to withstand unfriendly campaign, which is conducted by the USA and its assistants. Thanks to Putin, we have crushed terrorists among whom there were also citizens of the USA, and European citizens. The country directed by Obama under the guise of peacekeeping operations spark new wars and bloody internal conflicts, in which die millions of people. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria... That's why there is nothing surprising that Oliver also got a wish to appear publicly in a T-shirt with an image of Putin, but not Obama. #Kadyrov #Russia #Chechnya #USA #HBO #Oliver #findkadyrovscat #Ihavenotseenyourcat #IHAVESEENYOURCAT

A photo posted by Ramzan Kadyrov (@kadyrov_95) on

According to Kadyrov, he's received photographs of cats from countries all around the world, from Japan to Iceland. One photograph was even sent from the Oval Office, he claims.

Kadyrov did not respond to Oliver’s commentary about the leader’s alleged human rights violations and use of torture.