Chechnya's chief mufti Salakh Mezhiyev, leads a prayer for a delegation of Chechen officials. (AP Photo)
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Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov Tuesday said that men living in Russia's predominantly Muslim region can take as many as four wives, even though polygamy is banned in the country.He has 12 children, two of them adopted, Russian news agencies reported.He has previously defended the practice of polygamy, arguing that as there are a greater number of women than men it gives more women the chance to have family life. While Russia is a secular country, Kadyrov has been allowed to introduce Muslim customs in the region, where women are encouraged to wear headscarves in public.
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