August 24, 2023

The Plane Crash That Killed Yevgeny Prigozhin

by The Journal

Two months after leading a failed uprising in Russia, Wagner paramilitary group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin is dead. A plane that Prigozhin was traveling in crashed outside Moscow on Wednesday. The cause of the crash is still unknown. WSJ’s Yaroslav Trofimov reports on the demise of the mercenary boss who challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Further Reading: 

- Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin, Who Clashed With Russian Military, Dies 

- The Last Days of Wagner’s Prigozhin 

Further Listening: 

- The Mutiny That Shook Putin’s Grip on Power 

- ‘Putin’s Chef’ New Serving Up Gains for Russia in Ukraine 

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