Moscow, November 7, Interfax - Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has called on the leader of the Russian Communist Party, Gennady Zyuganov, to apologize for dismissing talk about the burial of Vladimir Lenin's body as "chatter."
"The Russian Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov has called 'chatter' the issue of the need to bury Lenin's body. In his statements, Gennady Andreyevich is probably not taking Russians' opinion into account. According to social polls, more than half of Russians are in favor of Lenin's burial - approximately 60%, according to Levada-Center and FOM. For everything that you said, probably in the heat of the moment and without thinking, you should apologize to those people whose opinion you called chatter. And to those whose families suffered during the revolution and the subsequent Soviet period," Kadyrov wrote on his Telegram channel on Monday.
The Russian population aged over 18 are in favor of burying Lenin, he said. "According to the Superjob research center, 81% of the economically active population is backing this idea," Kadyrov said.
"Among all these people who took part in various social polls, there is, probably, Gennady Zyuganov's audience. And now the position of most Russians, including a part of his electorate, has been called 'chatter' by the leader of the Russian Communist Party," Kadyrov said.
"We usually say that business should be socially responsible, but no one is talking politicians' accountability. What exactly has Gennady Andreyevich done for life in our country to improve? What real action [did he take]? Populism, statements and chatter aside, what exactly [has he done]? Is he prepared to answer to his electorate?" the Chechen leader said.