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Yevgeny Prigozhin

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Yevgeny Prigozhin
Евгений Пригожин
Prigozhin in 2010
Leader of the Wagner Group
In office
February 2014 – 23 August 2023
Military commanderDmitry Utkin
Succeedit biPavel Prigozhin[1]
Personal details
BornYevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin (Евгений Викторович Пригожин)
1 Juin 1961(1961-06-01)
Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
(now Saint Perersburg, Russia)
Dee'd23 August 2023(2023-08-23) (aged 62)
Kuzhenkino, Tver Oblast, Russia
Cause o daithAirplane crash
Restin placePorokhovskoye Cemetery [ru]
Spoose(s)Lyubov Valentinovna Prigozhina
Bairnsson Pavel and two daughters
EddicationLeningrad Chemical an Pharmaceutical Institute (dropped out)
Militar service
Eikname(s)"Putin's chef"
CommandsWagner Group
Business information
Criminal information
Criminal penalty
  • Suspended sentence (1979)
  • 12-year imprisonment (served 1981–1990)
Criminal statusWantit by the FBI fur electoral interference

Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin[a] (Roushian: Евге́ний Ви́кторович Приго́жин; 1 June 1961 – 23 August 2023) wis a Roushian mercenary heid ane an oligarch.[5] He wicet the Wagner Group private militar company an wis hameower wi the Roushian preses Vladimir Putin til launchin a rebellion i June 2023.[6] Prigozhin wis whiles refert tae as "Putin's chef" acause he ained restaurants an mait businesses that providit services til the Kremlin.[7] Aince a convict in the Soviet Union,[8] Prigozhin controlt a netwark o moyen-makkin companies whase operations, bi the wey o a 2020 speirin, wis "tichtly integrate wi Russia's Defence Ministry an its intelligence wing, the GRU".[9]


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  1. Nanu, Maighna (2 October 2023). "Yevgeny Prigozhin's son 'takes over command of Wagner'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 15 October 2023.
  2. Myre, Greg (30 Januar 2019). "'Putin's Chef' Has His Fingers In Many Pies, Critics Say". NPR. Archived frae the original on 4 Februar 2021. Retrieved 26 Februar 2021.
  3. Maglov, Mikhail; Olevsky, Timur; Treshchanin, Dmitry (27 Februar 2019). "Investigation Charts Massive Haul For State Deals By Companies Linked To 'Putin's Chef'". Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Archived frae the original on 29 Mairch 2021. Retrieved 26 Februar 2021.
  4. Eltagouri, Marwa (17 Februar 2018). "The rise of 'Putin's chef,' the Russian oligarch accused of manipulating the U.S. election". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Archived frae the original on 27 Februar 2021. Retrieved 26 Februar 2021.
  5. Lister, Tim; Ilyushina, Mary; Shukla, Sebastian (18 Februar 2018). "The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about". CNN. Archived frae the original on 18 Februar 2018. Retrieved 24 Februar 2018.
  6. "Navalny asks FSB to investigate Putin's cook". Crime Russia. Archived frae the original on 1 Mairch 2019. Retrieved 16 Februar 2018.
  7. "Thousands of Russian private contractors fighting in Syria". AP News. Archived frae the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  8. "Право на забвение Евгения Пригожина: Что хочет скрыть о себе ресторатор, обслуживавший президентов России – Meduza". Meduza (in Roushien). Archived frae the original on 29 December 2021. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  9. Bellingcat Investigation Team (14 August 2020). "Putin Chef's Kisses of Death: Russia's Shadow Army's State-Run Structure Exposed". Bellingcat. Archived frae the original on 14 August 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2020.

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