Until this week, Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov's rants, wishes and selfies were there for all to see on Facebook and Instagram. Now they are gone: wiped clean in what is apparently the first time anyone has been publicly banished from Facebook and Instagram because of U.S. sanctions.
"Chechnya’s Leader Just Got Kicked Off Instagram Because of U.S. Sanctions. Why Only Him?" is from the December 28, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth and narrated by Sam Scholl.