Yevgeny Prigozhin: the hotdog seller who rose to the top of Putin’s war machine

After nearly a decade in prison, the Wagner group founder’s ascent was extraordinary. But where does the ceiling of his ambition lie?

At the height of Russia’s first, covert invasion of eastern Ukraine, in summer 2014, a group of senior Russian officials gathered at the defence ministry’s headquarters, an imposing Stalin-era building on the banks of the Moskva River.

They were there to meet Yevgeny Prigozhin, a middle-aged man with a shaven head and a coarse tone whom many in the room knew only as the person responsible for army catering contracts.

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@rosiekinchen

This is an absolutely fascinating profile of Yevgeny Prigozhin and well worth reading in light of Bellingcat develo… https://t.co/U4KldVbrG6

Posted on: 2023-01-30 09:11

@lluismundet

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Posted on: 2023-01-30 04:28

@alexqgb

RT @monikabielskyte: Quite a profile on one of the scariest & most despicable men today. Prigozhin runs both Wagner & Internet Research Age…

Posted on: 2023-01-29 19:16

@bog_dan

RT @monikabielskyte: Quite a profile on one of the scariest & most despicable men today. Prigozhin runs both Wagner & Internet Research Age…

Posted on: 2023-01-29 16:03

@monikabielskyte

Quite a profile on one of the scariest & most despicable men today. Prigozhin runs both Wagner & Internet Research… https://t.co/HuibrmIzmZ

Posted on: 2023-01-29 15:21

@Iogsec

RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

Posted on: 2023-01-29 13:01

@hkanji

The fascinating rise of Yevgeny Prigozhin, whose troops fight alongside the Russian Army https://t.co/zIVpbpiM5n

Posted on: 2023-01-29 13:01

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Posted on: 2023-01-29 09:41

@andreasfischer

RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

Posted on: 2023-01-29 06:24

@r0ckstarArtist

RT @PjotrSauer: For our story on Prigozhin, we talked to numerous people who met him over the years, from former business acquaintances and…

Posted on: 2023-01-29 04:02

@DerekJohnBryant

RT @AlanSmithee1987: "Going back over photos of Putin's official engagements from the period is like playing a game of Where's Yevgeny, wit…

Posted on: 2023-01-28 17:52

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RT @AlanSmithee1987: "Going back over photos of Putin's official engagements from the period is like playing a game of Where's Yevgeny, wit…

Posted on: 2023-01-28 00:19

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RT @KremlinTrolls: Previously unreported details on Putin's commander of Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and his rise to power i…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 22:57

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Posted on: 2023-01-27 20:28

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Posted on: 2023-01-27 20:24

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Posted on: 2023-01-27 18:21

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Posted on: 2023-01-27 15:17

@EsperEklerovici

Excellent article about who is Evgeny Prigozhin. By Shaun Walker and Pjotr Sauer: https://t.co/b6WyKJ9y3x

Posted on: 2023-01-27 13:51

@elisethoma5

RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 12:56

@RJKonrad

RT @SobolLyubovEn: Super detailed article on Putin's butcher Prigozhin by @PjotrSauer and @shaunwalker7 with my comment inside: https://t.c…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 10:32

@ArnoudFaber1

Uitstekend stuk over de achtergrond en opkomst van Wagner-griezel Prigozhin in The Giardian. Bevestigt weer dat het… https://t.co/LGnqreEg7t

Posted on: 2023-01-27 10:12

@TheDarkPixel

Yevgeny Prigozhin : le vendeur de hot-dogs 🌭 qui s'est hissé au sommet de la machine de guerre de Poutine. Après 10… https://t.co/gN9zW3c6kq

Posted on: 2023-01-27 09:27

@AnnecoNL

RT @DrJadeMcGlynn: Wow great piece from ⁦@shaunwalker7⁩ & ⁦⁦@PjotrSauer⁩ It conveys inhumanity of Wagner - to its victims & its own Plus…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 07:38

@zenarchy2

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RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

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RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

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RT @PjotrSauer: For our story on Prigozhin, we talked to numerous people who met him over the years, from former business acquaintances and…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 02:25

@herandrews

RT @shaunwalker7: Yevgeny Prigozhin seems to be everywhere right now, so @PjotrSauer and I spoke to people who knew him at various stages…

Posted on: 2023-01-27 00:17

@casparhenderson

Yevgeny Prigozhin ‘has in effect become “the leader of anti-elite Putinism”, [says] Ivan Krastev, remaining loyal t… https://t.co/SHDsRNWB5I

Posted on: 2023-01-27 00:05

@RosaMassague

RT @lbassets: “Prigozhin struck up a camaraderie with the famous cellist Rostropovich, who had emigrated from the Soviet Union in the 1970s…

Posted on: 2023-01-26 22:48

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@lbassets

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