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Chechnya: Praising Putin with iPhone X

Putin-poem winner Kheda Ibakhiyeva meets the press with her iPhone X.

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, Chechnya’s strongman leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has come up with a social-media twist on a Soviet-style tradition – he’s given away an iPhone X for the best poem about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
 
That’s more significant than it might seem. With prices starting around 79,990 rubles ($1,369), the iPhone X just went on sale in Moscow on November 3; at some stores, within hours, it had sold out, Russian media report.
 
But, apparently, Chechnya’s male performers on the national, state-TV comedy show KVN, managed to snag one as a “surprise” for their good buddy, Kadyrov.  How exactly was not explained.
 
“Whatcha gonna do with them? They’re just like kids!” a delighted Kadyrov recounted to his 3.1 million Instagram followers not long after receiving the phone post-midnight on Saturday.
 

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