How Russian warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin went from hot dog chef to billionaire head of Wagner army set to replace Mad Vlad
, 2023-01-13 10:50:26,
WARLORD, tycoon, and Putin’s favourite chef – Yevgeny Prigozhin has risen through the ranks to control Russia’s mercenary army, and is now believed to have an eye on the top job.
The once-elusive Prigozhin has been emerging from the shadows to claim a seat at Putin’s war table in a tug-of-war style power battle ensnarling the Kremlin.
At current, all eyes are on the lavish oligarch as he wages war on Ukraine with his private military outlet, the Wagner Group, whose soldiers are surrounding the salt mine city of Soledar.
It seems to have a lot to do with hefty ambition and a murky past conducted in the backrooms of the Kremlin as he rode the waves of Putin’s favour all the way to the top.
Now one of Russia’s most powerful men, he commands a private army of more than 50,000 men, and has a fortune thought to be in millions if not billions.
Pictures reveal his extraordinary wealth spent on private jets, yachts and flash cars.
Yet, his ruthless rise to the top begins in 1981 in a courtroom in Leningrad, now-St Petersburg.
Old criminal documents, obtained by the Russian news publication, Meduza, in 2021, revealed that…
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