The Lavish Wedding of the 17-Year-Old Son of the Chechnya Leader: A Controversial Affair
The wedding of a 17-year-old bride to an ally of Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov has stirred up a storm of controversy and outrage. The young bride, Kheda Goilabiyeva, was allegedly forced into the marriage under threats of kidnap. The 47-year-old groom, police chief Nazhud Guchigov, who already had another wife, was given the blessing of Kadyrov himself, in apparent violation of Russian laws against polygamy. This high-profile event has sparked widespread condemnation and debate both within Russia and internationally.