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Kadyrov gives six Chechen athletes great, big Mercedes SUVs

Source: Instagram

Ramzan Kadyrov has decided to follow in Vladimir Putin's footsteps and give out cars as gifts for excellent athletic performance. The Chechen President has given Mercedes SUVs to six of his republic's athletes. 

A video uploaded on his Instagram account depicts the athletes' award ceremony. As indicated in Kadyrov's description, four of the athletes in question partook in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The remaining two were banned from competing in Brazil due to Russia's doping scandal.

Kadyrov also gave all six of the athletes medals for "accomplishments before the Chechen Republic."

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