“Akhmatova” places: how streets and buildings are named after the Akhmad Kadyrov

The toponymic Commission of St. Petersburg may 30, voted for a new name for the bridge over the Duderhof canal. The results of the vote, the Commission recommended the Governor Georgy Poltavchenko called the bridge in honor of the first President of the Chechen Republic Akhmad Kadyrov. According to “Fontanka”, the new name for the bridge voted nine members, six people spoke against and two abstained.

Discussion name for a bridge across the Duderhof channel in the media began in March 2016. Against the new name spoken by the actor Oleg Basilashvili and Director Alexander Sokurov. The name of the first President of Chechnya called streets, mosques, squares, stadiums and schools.

The bridge across the Duderhof canal

After the recommendations of the Commission on the website Change.org was published a petition against the new name. At the time of publication of the material, the petition has collected more than 45 thousand signatures

For the support of the new name was made by the famous actor Mikhail Boyarsky. In conversation with radio station “Moscow speaking”, the actor said that he didn’t mind the new name for the bridge. “Let them, will we have any names, if only we had the bridges,” he said.

The Akhmat Kadyrov street in the South Butovo

Street named after Akhmad Kadyrov appeared in Moscow in 2004, three months after the death of the first President of Chechnya in the attack. The decision sparked a wave of protests, as it violated city law, according to which to assign the streets of Moscow names of prominent citizens earlier than 10 years after their death, is prohibited.

Kadyrov street is built up only on the odd side. On the odd side of the street runs along the overhead metro line.

In 2010, the street was equipped on the money of the public Fund named after Akhmad Kadyrov. Was officially opened a memorial Park complex with two fountains and the arch.

The school is named after Akhmad Kadyrov in the Chechen village of alleroy

Akhmad Kadyrov in 2003, visited the village of alleroy, which by that time was a small school. He promised to build in the village a full-fledged school by 2005 construction was completed. Two-story school was able to accommodate 320 students. On the opening day of school in alleroy called in the part of the deceased President of Chechnya.

The Akhmat Kadyrov square in Grozny

One of the Central squares of the capital of Chechnya, named after the first President. On the square located at the intersection of Vladimir Putin and the prospect of Hussein Isayev, installed a ten-meter monument to the first Chechen President by sculptor Zurab Tsereteli. In addition, in the square there is a monument to police officers who died in the fight against terrorists.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the area was called the Square of Freedom. Later, on the site of the square is the Presidential Palace of Dudayev. It was destroyed during the first Chechen war.

Mosque “Heart of Chechnya” named after Akhmad Kadyrov in Grozny

One of the largest mosques in Europe, which opened in 2008. The area of the mosque is 5000 square meters, can accommodate more than 10 thousand people. The main hall of the mosque is covered with a huge dome with a diameter of 16 meters. The height of the dome is 32 meters

In 2013, the mosque “Heart of Chechnya” was recognized as a symbol of Russia according to the results of Internet voting. Voting in a mosque bypassed Kolomna Kremlin.

“Mosque of peace” named after Akhmad Kadyrov in Israel

The mosque, at a cost of $10 million, was opened in the Arab village of Abu Ghosh near Jerusalem in March 2014. According to the BBC, six million dollars for the construction was allocated by the Chechen government.

The place for construction of the mosque was not chosen by chance. According to one version, the first inhabitants of the village of Abu Ghosh are the descendants of immigrants from the North Caucasus.

“Akhmat-Arena”

“Akhmat-arena”, home stadium of the Grozny football club “Terek”, was built in 2011. The stadium can accommodate 30 thousand spectators.

The stadium regularly plays the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who plays in the Amateur football team “Caucasus”. On opening day, after performances of several celebrities (David Craig, Toto Cutugno, President of Chechnya, played against football stars — Fabien Barthez, Luis Figo, Robbie Fowler and others. Coach of the “team of legends” were former world champion Diego Maradona. The match ended in favor of the “Caucasus” with the score 5:2.

The bridge across the Duderhof canal

After the recommendations of the Commission on the website Change.org was published a petition against the new name. At the time of publication of the material, the petition has collected more than 45 thousand signatures

For the support of the new name was made by the famous actor Mikhail Boyarsky. In conversation with radio station “Moscow speaking”, the actor said that he didn’t mind the new name for the bridge. “Let them, will we have any names, if only we had the bridges,” he said.