It is also possible that today Kadyrov suffers from a desperate lack of respect on the part of his fellow Chechens. What he wants is not flattery and genuflection, but a serious, deep recognition of his services to the Chechen people.
The first part, I think, is absolutely true. The second part, however, is a little... well, ridiculous. If he really wanted that, he would not be doing what he is doing. On the other hand, the article only makes me even more convinced that Ramzan Kadyrov is certifiably insane.