Zazou is 16 years old, costs around 17,000 euros and belongs to the notorious Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. Apparently, the “English Thoroughbred” was stolen in the Czech Republic – the owner is indignant.
In the Czech Republic, the police are intensively searching for Zazou, a stolen horse that is said to have belonged to the notorious Chechen ruler Ramzan Kadyrov. The authorities said that unknown perpetrators probably stole the stallion from his stable in Krabcice during the night from Friday to Saturday. The 16-year-old bay horse of the English Thoroughbred horse breed bred for galloping sported an irregular white spot in the shape of a star on its forehead. The value of the breeding animal is estimated at at least 17,000 euros.
Asset “Horse” frozen
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Finance in Prague confirmed to public broadcaster that the horse was actually owned by Kadyrov. It is among the assets frozen due to EU sanctions.
The EU accuses the ruler of the Russian republic of Chechnya of serious human rights violations. Kadyrov is considered a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been waging a war of aggression against Ukraine for more than a year.
Ramzan Kadyrov indignant
The media in Prague now speculated that Kadyrov himself could have been behind the kidnapping of the horse. The Chechen ruler reacted indignantly to the news of the theft: “Where are the glorious police with the democratically efficient and progressive methods of reconnaissance,” he wrote on his Telegram channel. In Chechnya, you can leave your car on the street without being damaged, but in the Czech Republic, a sanctioned horse is stolen from the stable, he chafed. According to him, the animal costs the equivalent of almost 9.5 million euros.
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