Chechen President Kadyrov invites foreigners to Chechnya

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov disagrees with the British authorities saying that his republic is unsafe for foreigners.

"The British Foreign Office advises against visiting the North Caucasus. I take the entire responsibility to declare that it is safer in Chechnya than in England! You are welcome!" he wrote in his Twitter account.

On Friday the British Foreign Office issued a warning against visiting a number of Russian regions.

"The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all travel to Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan and the districts of Budyonnovsky, Levokumsky, Neftekumsky, Stepnovsky and Kursky in Stavropol territory," a posting on the FCO website says.

"The FCO advise against all but essential travel to North Ossetia, Karachayevo-Cherkessia and Kabardino-Balkaria (including the Elbrus area)," it says. "There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks have occurred most frequently in Moscow and in the North Caucasus."

"Political rallies can occur in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other places across Russia. You should be aware of the risk of street crime," the FCO warning says.

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