The “Ramzan” Patriot's Club was opened in 2007 with support from Kadyrov's administration and the Russian Ministry of Education. The purpose of the club, according to the official statement, is to unite post-war youth through strict moral education.
Yuny Specnazovec (YS) is the first Russian-sponsored youth military sport camp in Chechnya, an enclave in the North Caucasus recovering from two wars against Russia. While majority of children enrolled in YS have previous criminal records, YS is not considered a punishment facility. Participation is voluntary and parents can choose to withdraw minors from the program at any time. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, which was in charge of preliminary selection, says it experienced no difficulty filling the camp with volunteers. The key attractiveness of the program for the parents is that it is marketed as an opportunity for the participants to expunge their criminal records as well as to secure a future in the security forces, be it of Chechnya, or Russia.
Arrested as a suspected terrorist in Tbilisi on September 17th, 2011. Released one week later on bail, subject to a strict non-disclosure agreement. Pankisi, Georgia