Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
Kremlin: Syria’s breakup may become catastrophe for the regionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:00
Kremlin: Common language at Normandy Four talks is not oftenRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:56
Kremlin: Extending humanitarian pause in Aleppo is Putin’s independent decisionRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 13:50
Putin offered condolences to families of victims in Mi-8 crash in YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 11:20
Production of Russian flu vaccines in Nicaragua may start on October 22Society & Culture October 22, 7:44
Mascot of 2018 World Cup should be remembered like Olympic Mishka, Mutko saysSport October 22, 6:31
Nineteen people killed, 3 injured in helicopter crash landing in Russia's YamalSociety & Culture October 22, 5:00
GROZNY, May 14. /TASS/. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said on Thursday that negative media reports about a local police chief's plans to tie the knot with a 17-year old girl were "ordered by some liberal gentlemen."
"Love is for all ages," Kadyrov said in his Instagram post featuring images of Russian celebrities with a big age gap.
"The girl's parents have blessed this marriage," he said.
A number of Russian media reported that 17-year old Luiza Goilabiyeva was allegedly being forced to marry Nazhud Guchigov, the 57-year old chief of the Nozhai-Yurt district police department.
"The publications are full of lies," the Chechen leader said. "Luiza and her parents are really outraged with privacy intrusion."
"There is no force that could make parents in Chechnya marry their daughter against her will," said Kadyrov who had banned early marriages in Chechnya.
Russian children's right ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said in an Instagram post last week that he had found no confirmation to media reports.
"No crimes have been committed and information about the violation of the underaged girl's rights has not been confirmed," he said.