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Yevgeny Prigozhin

Wagner Mercenary Chief Says He Ran Russian Information War  

An ally of President Vladimir Putin, Prigozhin earned his reputation as an operator of internet “troll farms.” The U.S. Treasury Department has placed him under several rounds of sanctions, accusing him of interference in the 2016 presidential election, among others, in part by funding the Internet Research Agency — which has been accused of fomenting...


Russian Mercenary Chief Vented to Putin Over Ukraine War 

Prigozhin’s criticisms echoed what he has been saying publicly for weeks, the officials said, speaking anonymously to discuss sensitive intelligence. But the revelation that he felt comfortable sharing such a harsh rebuke of the Russian military effort with Putin in a private setting shows how his influence is rising as Moscow’s war falters. It also...

Wagner Group Fighters

Inside ‘Wagner,’ the Russian Version of Blackwater

You’ve heard of Blackwater, the private military company, that the Bush administration deployed in Iraq . Erik Prince, the founder of the notorious, since renamed firm, has tried to persuade President Trump to privatize the war in Afghanistan by hiring his new PMC to wage war on the Taliban. The same phenomenon can be seen...