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Chechen Strongman Issues Instagram Plea To Find His Missing Cat

"We have begun to seriously worry."

Chechnya's strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov likes to project an image of strength. A quick glance through the autocratic ruler's Instagram account shows him frequently working outcuddling big cats and appearing to wrestle crocodiles

So it may have come as something of a shock to his 1.8 million followers last Tuesday when Kadyrov posted a heartfelt message in a bid to find his missing cat.

"We have completely lost our cat," Kadyrov wrote, alongside an old photo of himself cradling the adorable kitty:

Kadyrov, a staunch ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, said his pet toyger looked "like a little tiger cub." The kitty vanished 10 days earlier, and hasn't been seen since.

"We all thought that he would reappear since he is very attached to the children and loves to play with them and go out with them in the yard," the father of 8 posted. "But now we have begun to seriously worry."

Kadyrov said he feared his cat could be hanging out with someone nearby.

"That person may not know how to find the owners," he wrote, "I am sure that no one needs someone else's cat. Therefore, we would be grateful for any information. Thanks in advance." 

With no updates on his missing cat since the initial post, it's presumed that the feline is still missing.

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