Homophobic column comes as Kremlin urged to act on torture of gay men in Chechnya
Leader Ramzan Kadyrov denies homosexuals are being persecuted saying: 'You cannot detain and persecute people who simply do not exist in the republic'
Leaders discuss Syria and Ukraine in wide-ranging talks
International community unites to decry persecution of LGBT citizens but Kremlin has so far echoed denials reported abuses took place
Sources tell Conservative MP that Kadyrov has set deadline for the start of Ramadan
Chechen leader's spokesman previously claimed no gay people exist in the Russian republic
More than 100 men reportedly detained in secret prisons in campaign of abuse by security forces
At least 100 gay men have reportedly been rounded up by state officials to face electrocution, beatings and death
Detainees describe being beaten with sticks, forced to sit on bottles and electrocuted
Three people have reportedly been killed
In a November report it was estimated that between 1,500 and 2,000 people were stranded in Brest, hoping to reach Poland
As well as selling ice cream, contestants had to take part in gruelling physical challenges
The report and its rebuttal by the Kremlin show cracks in the official narrative about Russia’s presence in Syria and suggest Mr Kadyrov has spun out of Moscow’s control
Mary Dejevsky looks back on the life of the former KGB and FSB officer who dared to stand up to Vladimir Putin - and paid the ultimate price
The Chechen leader, who keeps a tiger as a pet, called Turkey's shooting down of a Russian jet 'underhanded'
The 39-year-old leader has a lively social media presence