Another distinguished guest from the Arab world visited Chechnya: Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Autonomy, called in at Grozny on his way to Moscow, Dzhambulat Are reports in Prague Watchdog’s Week in Review.
“As I look at your faces, I recall a sura from the Koran which states that the power of truth consists in the unity of this or that society. By combining their efforts, the Chechens have been able to resist terrorism and liberate their land from it,” Abbas declared.
Russia has made Chechnya a sort of window on the Middle East. For Arab kings, sheikhs, emirs and other oriental rulers a meeting with the leader of the former rebel territory is a mandatory item on the agenda when the distinguished overseas visitors are in Russia.