Kadyrov wrote on Telegram: "He beat him and did the right thing, moreover, I believe that anyone who violates any Bible, defiantly burns it, and thus offends tens of millions of citizens of our great country, should be severely punished."

On May 19, a video was posted on social media showing a man burning a copy of the Koran in front of the Grand Mosque in the Russian city of Volgograd.

According to TASS, the criminal was soon arrested the next day, and it turned out that he was a local resident who confessed during interrogation that he had done so by order of Ukrainian intelligence for 10,<> rubles.