Last week, Chechen Boy-President Ramzan Kadyrov announced it was time “to end the parade of regional presidents,” saying that “a unified state should have only one president.” He has also suggested that there should be no presidents of banks, charities, sports organizations — no presidents at all. “Soon there will be no more positions called president in Chechnya,” his aide told Interfax.
Moscow has supported this move, as have other regional presidents, as has The Moscow Diaries.
And so I propose we brainstorm on some names. Names like “head of the republic,” “father of the nation,” and “imam” have been bandied about but, let’s face it, those are boring names, names whose vanilla-ness does not fit a boisterous manchild like Ramzan.
I say, we can do better. We can call him “sahib,” for example, or “The Little Prince,” or even “Big Poppa.”
Leave your suggestions below, and we’ll vote on them in a subsequent post.