The contest was announced by Kadyrov with the winner receiving an I-Phone X as a prize
When Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced a contest in November for the best poetic tribute to President Vladimir Putin, entries came in like an avalanche.
“Three thousand people have sent in their poems, and 1 745 of these were in the form of video clips,” a representative of the Chechen Ministry for Youth Affairs told the Caucasus Knot online media portal.
“All the poems were interesting and full of meaning. However, the best one came from a third grade girl living in the village of Beno-Yurt in the Nadterechny Region.”
The contest has received a lot of criticism on social media. One commenter called it ‘Putiniad’, making a pun of “olympiad’.