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  Alu Alkhanov - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alu Dadashevich Alkhanov is the president of Russia's Chechen Republic.
Alu Alkhanov's election in August 2004 was controversial from the outset.
Alkhanov's platform was effectively a continuation of his predecessor's policies, with Chechnya continuing to remain part of Russia; economic autonomy; attracting aid and investment; cutting unemployment and the Russian military presence; and opening peace talks with separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alu_Alkhanov   (750 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Chechnya
Alu Alkhanov's ties to Moscow are strong and go back to the early days of his political career – not exactly a recipe for success as a Chechen leader.
Alkhanov headed up Chechnya's transport police from 1995 to '96 and caught the eye of Russia's leadership when he led the defence of Grozny's train station against Chechen militants in 1996.
Alkhanov was named chief of transport police, a job he held until he was appointed Chechnya's interior minister in April 2003.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/chechnya/alkhanov.html   (678 words)

 USATODAY.com - Top security official sworn in as president of Chechnya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alu Alkhanov was sworn in Tuesday as Chechnya's president in a heavily guarded ceremony seen as another step in the Kremlin's strategy to undermine rebels in the war-ravaged region.
Russian and Chechen officials took unprecedented security measures to safeguard Alkhanov's inauguration, including flooding the streets of the capital Grozny with hundreds of heavily armed police and security officials and keeping the location of the event secret until just before it was due to start.
Alkhanov, who was the head of the region's police, was elected Aug. 29 in a vote widely criticized as rigged.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-10-05-Chechnya_x.htm   (733 words)

 deseretnews.com | New Chechen chief gets tough on masks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alu Alkhanov gave a startling order to the police force he commanded: Shoot anyone wearing a mask.
Alkhanov framed his challenge delicately Monday, the day after being elected with nearly 74 percent of a vote marred by violence and allegations of fraud.
It is unclear whether Alkhanov intends to continue the policy of giving ex-rebels security jobs, but he is clearly eager to find other ways of boosting employment for his people, who live largely without electricity or telephone service.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,595088033,00.html   (809 words)

 The Hindu : International : Kremlin loyalist wins Chechen election
Alkhanov, Chechnya's Interior Minister, garnered nearly three-fourths of the votes cast, well over the 50 per cent benchmark to be declared the winner.
At his first post-election press conference, the President-elect said today his top priority was to restore peace and security to Chechnya, but admitted, "a lot of hard work lies ahead." He said his administration would also focus on reviving Chechnya's economy and creating 150,000 new jobs in the next five years.
Alkhanov as they killed his predecessor, Akhmad Kadyrov, who died in a bomb blast in May, barely seven months after he was elected President.
www.hindu.com /2004/08/31/stories/2004083102341300.htm   (260 words)

 ISN Security Watch - Signs of balance of power shift in Chechnya
Acting on a proposal from Alu Alkhanov, head of the pro-Moscow Chechen administration, Dmitri Kozak, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin named last month as his envoy to the South Russia Federal District, named Chechen First Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov on 19 October as his adviser on security issues.
But within days, Alkhanov issued what appeared to be a tacit warning to Kadyrov that he will not tolerate gratuitous abuses of human rights by the latter's security force.
Alkhanov subsequently warned that such egregious human-rights violations are likely to undercut the population's support for the pro-Russian Chechen leadership.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=9999   (889 words)

 Chechen Interior Minister takes leave for election campaign (Part 2) - Russian News - News From Russia
Alu Alkhanov told Putin that representatives of many groups in Chechnya have asked him to run for the presidency.
Alu Alkhanov has characterized his successor as "a very reliable person, a former OMON special task police commander." economic policy to continue, people want Kadyrov's cause to continue, people want further stabilization in society and in the republic," he said.
Putin also told Alu Alkhanov he is still responsible for creating a mechanism of public control over funds allocated for rebuilding Chechnya and compensation payments for lost housing.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_242998.php   (324 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Profile: Alu Alkhanov
Chechen President Alu Alkhanov arrived at the top of the region's pro-Moscow political elite after a long and successful career in the Russian police.
Said not to be a natural politician, Mr Alkhanov based his programme for the presidential election in August on fighting corruption and encouraging investment in the war-ruined Chechen Republic.
Alu Alkhanov's surest support is likely to remain Russian President Vladimir Putin, himself a former secret policeman.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3609902.stm   (542 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Plane Crashes Won't Hurt Putin In Chechen Vote
Alu Alkhanov, the interior minister in the pro-Moscow government running Chechnya, appears to have sewn up an election that observers say was never really a contest.
But Putin picked Alkhanov as his choice to run the republic, even though Alkhanov had none of the political authority or experience that the elder Kadyrov had.
Moreover, he added, Alkhanov's passport listed his place of birth the same way, but he was allowed to trade it in.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A42643-2004Aug28?language=printer   (899 words)

 Russian London / New Chechen president sworn in /
Mr Alkhanov, the region's former interior minister, was the pro-Moscow candidate in elections in August.
Mr Alkhanov went on to promise to use better intelligence rather than tanks and troops to fight the rebels.
The Chechen electoral commission said Mr Alkhanov, Moscow's preferred candidate in the poll, received 73.67% of the votes.
www.russianlondon.com /print/22334   (381 words)

 Moscow's choice wins Chechen election - World News - MSNBC.com
Alu Alkhanov, the republic's top police official, replaces Kremlin-backed president Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated in a bomb attack in May.
Alkhanov had received widespread coverage on local television and radio, while the six other candidates were seen little.
Alkhanov was the unquestioned favorite among the seven candidates for president and the Kremlin made clear its support for him.
msnbc.msn.com /id/5854875   (831 words)

 Russia, Chechnya - JRL 10-22-04
Acting on a proposal from Alu Alkhanov, head of the pro-Moscow Chechen administration, Dmitrii Kozak, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin named last month as his envoy to the South Russia Federal District, named Chechen First Deputy Prime Minister Ramzan Kadyrov on 19 October as his adviser on security issues.
While some Russian commentators have interpreted that appointment as strengthening Kadyrov's position vis-a-vis Alkhanov, others see it as a further move by Alkhanov to sideline his young rival, whose power derives in the first instance from his command of a "presidential security force" variously estimated to number between 2,000 and 8,000 men.
As anticipated, Alkhanov won the 29 August ballot, allegedly garnering 73.48 percent of the vote.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/8422-1.cfm   (811 words)

 Chechen leaders throw weight behind police chief at election rally - Russian News - News From Russia
Alkhanov was standing beside him on the day he died.
Since Alkhanov is the chief of the police, we think he will restore order and be a worthy candidate.
Maj-Gen (Police) Alu Alkhanov was born in 1957.
www.gateway2russia.com /st/art_241767.php   (389 words)

 NewsFromRussia.Com:Alu Alkhanov - a new president of Chechnya
Alu Alkhanov - a new president of Chechnya - 2004.08.30/05:38
Chechnya elected Alu Alkhanov president in the voting organized by the republic's pro-Moscow government after his predecessor Akhamad Kadyrov was assassinated in May.
Alkhanov, backed by the Kremlin, won 72.2 percent of the vote, defeating six rivals, according to preliminary results based on first 25,000 votes counted, Chechnya's electoral commission said, state-owned Itar-Tass news agency reported.
newsfromrussia.com /world/2004/08/30/55722_.html   (622 words)

 Alu Alkhanov made a call for fighting corruption
Head of Chechnya Alu Alkhanov made a call for fighting corruption, division on clans, negative phenomena affecting the moral mainstays of society.
Alkhanov outlined the priority tasks for Chechnya: “the attainment of political stability, maintenance of law and order, social, economic and ecological security”.
It is necessary to pass on from the phase of physical survival to that of sustainable development,” the head of the Chechen Republic said.
www.russiannewsroom.com /send.aspx?id=8207   (230 words)

 The Epoch Times | Alkhanov Wins Presidency in Chechnya
Alu Alkhanov is a former policeman and current security minister who received full backing from the Kremlin.
Alkhanov replaces president Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated in a bomb attack last May. Separatist rebels have also vowed to target the new president, calling the election a method for Moscow to impose its will on Chechnya.
Alkhanov talked tough about his plans, saying he would impose security in Chechnya "by consigning the rebels to the dust-bin of history."
www.theepochtimes.com /news/4-8-30/23041.html   (402 words)

 PolitInfo.com - Pro-Kremlin President Alu Alkhanov Takes Power in Chechnya - Oct 5, 2004 Moscow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alkhanov placed his hand on a leather-bound copy of the Chechen Constitution and took the oath of office in both Russian and Chechen.
Alkhanov also pledged to continue the course followed by his predecessor, who was assassinated by Chechen separatists just months after his own inauguration.
Alkhanov's pledge to pursue more of the same in Chechnya is cause for concern.
www.politinfo.com /articles/article_2004_10_5_1324.html   (529 words)

 BBC NEWS | Europe | Country profiles | Regions and territories: Chechnya
Alu Alkhanov was sworn in as president amid tight security in October 2004 following the assassination of his predecessor, Akhmad Kadyrov.
Mr Alkhanov, 47 at the time of his election, became Chechen interior minister in April 2003 after a long career in the police.
Too young to run for president after the death of his father - he was then 27 and the required age under the Chechen constitution is 30 - he backed Alu Alkhanov in the 2004 election and took the job of deputy prime minister.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/europe/country_profiles/2565049.stm   (1730 words)

 Chechnya’s Alkhanov Confirms, Condemns Kindapping of Maskhadov’s Relatives - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Akhmad Kadyrov was Alkhanov’s predecessor killed on May 9, and his son Ramzan is now first deputy prime minister of Chechnya.
Alkhanov was quoted by Russian Information Agency Novosti as saying that terrorist attacks continue in Chechnya despite a ceasefire proclaimed by the separatists.
Alkhanov did not rule out that people “involved in the collapse of the Soviet Union” in 1991 are also involved in the “events in the Chechen republic”;.
www.mosnews.com /news/2005/02/18/alkhanov.shtml   (903 words)

 Kremlin-Backed Alkhanov Wins Chechen Elections - NEWS - MOSNEWS.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alkhanov, a former head of the local Interior Ministry, was hand-picked by President Vladimir Putin for the role, after his predecessor Akhmad Kadyrov was killed in a bomb attack in Grozny on May 9.
The former policeman and president-elect has focused his efforts on reviving the Chechen economy, and has made statements calling for the creation of a free trade zone in the republic, where as many as 70 percent are unemployed.
In the polls, Alkhanov was followed by Movsur Khamidov with 8.5 percent, and Abdul Bugayev with less than 5 percent.
www.mosnews.com /news/2004/08/30/elections.shtml   (771 words)

 Sobaka :: The Death Pool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Alkhanov's predecessor, Akhmad Kadyrov, beat the odds and survived for more than a year in a job - president, or "president" of Chechnya, whichever you prefer - that has a weaker worker safety record than your average Texas meat processing plant.
But unlike the other Chechens that may grace this list, Alkhanov has to dodge friendly fire as well from the likes of warlords Sulim Yamadayev and the martyred Kadyrov's psychopathic son, Ramzan Kadyrov.
On the whole, you have to figure that Alkhanov's already taken out a nice insurance policy, even with the large deductible Allstate requires in case of accidental death by a chain reaction of remote-controlled landmines.
www.diacritica.com /sobaka/deathpool/index.html   (1595 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Kremlin's man wins Chechen poll
The electoral commission announced that Mr Alkhanov had received nearly 74% of the vote in the poll against six other candidates, reports said.
Mr Alkhanov, 47, was widely expected to win after his main challenger Malik Saidullayev was barred from standing.
The raid prompted a decree from Mr Alkhanov banning the wearing of all masks.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3609126.stm   (755 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Challenge to Chechen rebel
The former policeman Alu Alkhanov capped the official announcement of his election as Chechnya's president yesterday by demanding that the separatist militant leader, Aslan Maskhadov, face trial and apologise to the Chechen people.
Officials announced the predictable landslide victory yesterday of Mr Alkhanov, 47, as successor to Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated in May. Turnout in the election was claimed to be 85%, and Mr Alkhanov was said in a preliminary count to have won 74% of the vote, Interfax reported.
Mr Alkhanov was installed to keep the supporters of Akhmad Kadyrov loyal to Moscow, yet the clan's key strongmen have reportedly begun to bicker.
www.guardian.co.uk /chechnya/Story/0,2763,1293906,00.html   (401 words)

 iafrica.com | news | world news New Chechnyan president elected
Chechnya's Kremlin-backed Interior Minister Alu Alkhanov got more than 50 percent of the votes on Sunday and was assured of being elected president of the rebel southern Russian republic, Itar-Tass news agency quoted the head of the electoral commission as saying on Monday.
Alkhanov was credited with more than 75 percent of the votes with 64.1 percent counted and was "the absolute leader", commission chief Abdul-Kerim Arsakhanov said.
His nearest rivals, Movsar Khamidov and Abdulla Bugayev, got only 8.6 and 5 percent respectively, while the four other candidates were credited with less than 5 percent of the vote.
iafrica.com /news/worldnews/344291.htm   (229 words)

 Online NewsHour: Moscow-Backed Candidate Wins Chechen Election -- August 30, 2004
Chechens who went to the polls Sunday elected a new Kremlin-backed President, Alu Alkhanov, who has been threatened by rebels and whose victory was condemned by watch groups.
During his first press conference as president, Alu Alkhanov vowed to improve Chechnya's failing economy and create 150,000 new jobs within five years.
Alkhanov, the former head of transport police in the Chechen capitol Grozny, was reported to have won more than 73 percent of the vote with voter turnout in excess of 85 percent, according to Abdul-Kerim Arsakhanov, Chechen elections commission head.
www.pbs.org /newshour/updates/chechnya_8-30.html   (452 words)

 THE VOICE OF RUSSIA ITEMS & EXCLUSIVES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Peace and stability are the priorities that Alu Alkhanov set himself at a news conference at the election commission right after the preliminary returns were made public.
Alu Alkhanov said he guaranteed personal security and jobs to the fighters who have committed no major crimes.
Later in an interview with the NTV television channel Alu Alkhanov reiterated that Maskhadov, as well as the other members of the illegal armed groups, stand the chance of giving themselves up.
www.vor.ru /Chechnya/commentaries_540.html   (284 words)

 CNN.com - Moscow favorite wins in Chechnya - Sep 3, 2004
GROZNY, Russia -- Chechen opposition candidates have reacted angrily to the election of Alu Alkhanov as president, charging the vote was tainted by fraud.
Kremlin favorite Alkhanov -- the former interior minister of the war-torn Russian republic -- received nearly 74 percent of Sunday's vote, according to the head of Chechnya's elections commission.
The lack of any real opposition to Alkhanov led human rights group and many Chechens to assume the election result was a foregone conclusion -- as was last year's election of Akhmad Kadyrov, who was assassinated by separatists in a bomb attack last May.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/08/30/chechnya.election/index.html   (505 words)

 Townhall.com::The News::News Article
In a file photo Chechen President Alu Alkhanov speaks at a news conference in Grozny, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005.
Alkhanov instructed the region's information and press minister to meet with experts and representatives of public organizations to research the name change, Russian news agencies reported.
Alkhanov's proposal, which is unlikely to be received with any great affection in the Kremlin or among Russian nationalists, is not the first of its kind.
www.townhall.com /content/g/ad4c0aa3-d81b-4acb-b9cb-43940ca7f238   (1111 words)

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