Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechen leader and a close lieutenant of Vladimir Putin has given a $36,000 Mercedes Benz to a 5-year-old boy for doing 4,105 consecutive push-ups.
Rahim Kurayev — dubbed the “Chechen Schwarzenegger” by local media — showed off the white C180 model on Instagram which The Moscow Times said was given to him by Kadyrov after the 5 year old dedicated the feat to him.
Kurayev shared a video on Instagram of him meeting Kadyrov and being given the keys to the $36,000 car:
The video of him attempting to beat the Russian record for most push-ups for a five year old — currently held by a child from Elista, Kalmykia, with 4,050 push-ups completed in 2015 — wasn’t good enough for officials, The Moscow Times reported.
Kadyrov thinks the boy will have no trouble repeating the feat though: “Rakhim has enough energy to do 4,000 more push-ups, I just hope the commission members have enough patience to count them all,” he wrote on his Telegram channel.
Kadyrov reportedly told the boy: “Let your father drive you around on this, you’re worthy of riding a white Mercedes,” The Moscow Times said.
“Our Chechen Schwarzenegger, as they call him, dedicated his record to the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov,” Khanarikov said.