Former Canadian Model Cleans Up the Bloody Image of Kadirov
An article to a former Canadian model Chrystal Callahan, now an anchorwoman of the English-language broadcasts in pro-Moscow puppets’ tv channel, has been devoted in the German paper of Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Chrystal’s audience, as the paper wrote, is not the American, but a puppet regime. Therefore she tells “not about the horrors of this world, but about the beauty of the post-war Chechnya”, the German paper points out.
Chrystal tells nothing on torture, killings and kidnappings, asserting that she does not know about them. “My friends did not even mention about it”, she said.
The former model considers that there is nobody to be feared here, since she had traveled all over Chechnya. Only the Bureau of the human rights organization “Memorial” Chrystal has not found time to visit, the paper bitterly sneer at.
On the puppet Kadirov’s propaganda website “Chechnya Today” and from “Grozny Tv”, she tells about the opening of the first of prison mosque in occupied Chechnya, about the first international flight from the airport of Sheikh Mansour, named “the Northern” by the Russian invaders, to Mecca, about the new shopping center, Grozny-City, with cinema and skating rink.
Her blog is called Grozny Gossip and is dedicated to fashion and the local beau monde, singers, dancers, Muftis, the paper said.
How a model from Toronto turned into a mouthpiece for politics, which rejects neither none of free countries?” asks the author of article.
Chrystal’s father – an African American, businessman, mother – a Canadian of Irish origin. Parents have changed cities – Toronto, Michigan, Los Angeles. Chrystal herself in 16 years has become a model and moved to Japan, although it is not easy for black people there. “Chechens are more tolerant”, she said.
Chrystal interested in Islam and learned about Chechnya after the break with his Pakistanian friend. “Then everyone was talking about terrorist attacks and suicide bombers”, but she discovered “dancing children and old culture”.
Three years ago she came to Chechnya for shooting. Then the local puppets offered her own TV broadcast on Kadirov’s TV, she agreed, the German paper wrote.
For eight months, once a week, Chrystal appears on television, in a headscarf and in a long skirt. All doors opened for her in Chechnya, and Chrystal “asked about the question of what is safe to ask and does not notice anything that is forbidden to be seen”.
The cult of personality with portraits of Kadirov, known for his cruelty and sadism, is abhorrent to many Chechens, the author writes. But Callahan founds Kadirov “amazing”.
“See how he restored the country! He was always on the road, watching dynamics, gives guidance”, former Canadian model admires, trying to wash the bloody image of maniac, murderer and Putin’s favorite, sitting on the Russian occupation bayonets.