Revenge on Caterer Served Cold

On the two month anniversary of the Wagner uprising against Putin, all passengers on a plane shot down northwest of Moscow were killed. Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin was on the passenger list. Many Russia experts predicted it was only a matter of time before Putin carried out his usual response to betrayal. In this case, one of the worst people in the world ordered the murder of one of the worst people in the world. Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin presumed dead after Russia plane crash.

+ “Prigozhin was born in Soviet Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, in 1961, nine years after Putin. As a teen-ager, he took up with a gang of petty thieves who robbed apartments. One night, in 1980, the gang mugged a woman on a dark Leningrad street. Prigozhin was sentenced to thirteen years in prison and served nine. His release coincided with the final stage of the Soviet Union’s slow-motion collapse, and, for his next act, he launched a hot-dog business. He and his associates mixed the mustard in the kitchen of his apartment, while his mother counted the profits.” So how did this common criminal turned hot-dog salesman turned Kremlin caterer end up running the world’s most well-known private military force? Joshua Yaffa in The New Yorker: Inside the Wagner Group’s Armed Uprising.

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