On May 11 President Putin visited Chechen capital Grozny. "Today I spent the first half of the day in Grozny. Some issues need prompt reaction”, said Vladimir Putin. He said that he had gave the Star of Hero of Russia to the family of Akhmad Kadyrov and Banner of Courage to the widow of Chairman of Chechnya State Council Hussein Isaev.
Mysterious philanthropist, Rustem Magdeev, had agreed, at his own expense, to donate a sculpture of Rudolf Nureyev, made by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, to the Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre