Yevgeny Prigozhin’s path to power in Russia was as surprising as it was turbulent and full of vicissitudes. A criminal from St. Petersburg became a restaurateur, “Putin’s chef”, a member of his trusted circles in the Kremlin, the creator and leader of the notorious Wagner group, and then the number one enemy of the President of the Russian Federation.
Today, no one doubts that the Russian services are behind the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin And Vladimir Putin himself, who after the June coup swore revenge on the oligarchs and kept his word. But for a large part of Russians, the head of the Wagner Group remained a hero. Perhaps this is where the idea of building a memorial to him came from.
He was standing at the site of the deadly millionaire’s plane crash, That is, the village in Kozinkino.
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On the obelisk we see the face of the oligarch and the symbols of the Wagner group, which may indicate this That it was established by people related in some way to the entity. In addition, there are two flags with Wagnerian symbols and a saying written by someone on the plaque. Interestingly, there is no flag of the Russian Federation or state symbols here.
In Russia, a hero is a character depicted in medieval East Slavic mythology. He is similar to the Western European knight errant, but appears mainly in Russian epics. He is strong, brave, courageous and fights bravely for his country. Until recently, the head of the Wagner Group represented such a figure for Russians.
This is what the monument to Yevgeny Prigozhin looks like At the site of his plane crash:
The Wagner Group did not cease to exist, but Vladimir Putin succeeded in achieving his goals. He subordinated the unit to his will, and its leaders had to show loyalty to the President of Russia. After the death of Yevgeny Prigozhin, it became clear that big changes were waiting for the mercenaries. They can still fight for their country around the world, but under new rules.
The unit survived the purge, but is now subordinate to it National Guard of the Russian Federation.
Pavel, Yevgeny Prigozhin’s 25-year-old son, is likely to become the new head of the Wagner Group. – reports “Kiev Post”. The unit was included in Vladimir Putin’s private army, which aims to protect the security of the authorities in the event of a rebellion within the country. This has been expanded so much that it has begun to resemble NKVD units from the times of the USSR.
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