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Is The Leader Of Chechnya Faking His Instagram?

Dutch photographer accuses Ramzan Kadyrov of stealing his photograph, putting a filter on it, and passing it off as his own.

Early on Wednesday, Ramzan Kadyrov, the brutal leader of Chechnya, posted this photo on his Instagram account.

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A Dutch photographer noticed.


Herbert Schr཮r

@HerbertSchroer

Holy shit!!! The president of Chechnya has stolen my Instagram photo and put a filter over it. http://t.co/Y5F90sx8Nn @instagram

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It looks remarkably similar to this image he posted last month.

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Kadyrov launched the account earlier this year to soften his brutal image.

Run, Dutch photographer, run.

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