On the occasion of People’s Unity Day, which is celebrated on Friday in Russia, the influential ‘Putin’s chef’ magnate, Evgeny Prigozhin, opened in Saint Petersburg The first place is open From the mercenary group called Private Military Company (ChVK in its Russian acronym) Wagner, he created it in 2014. It is a magnificent glass building located at the intersection of Dalnevostochni Street and Zólnaya Street that overlooks the entrance with a sign “Centro ChVK Wagner with a W as the motto.
“The mission of the Wagner Center is to provide a comfortable environment for the generation of new ideas that improve Russia’s defense capabilities,” Prigozhin said in a statement the day before. Attended the opening ceremony of the headquarters many men Dressed in camouflage, perhaps a mercenary who gets paid “Putin’s cook”, he was so named because his first steps in the business world were organized by the organization of the Kremlin catering services.
Now, the controversial Russian businessman owns Concord, whose business ranges from providing services to carry out military operations to espionage, interference in political processes in foreign countries, disinformation and disinformation. It forms an essential part of The secret action of the KremlinIn what is known as “Putin’s hybrid war”.
Regarding the current elections in the United States, Prigozhin announced today, “We have practiced interference, we are doing it and we will continue to do it. With caution and meticulousness. surgicallyour own way.”
It was this oligarch, closely related to President Vladimir Putin, the founder of the so-called “farm” or “farm”.troll factory‘And the intruders, hitherto operating from the district of Algino, in the northwestern outskirts of St. Petersburg, who will now certainly occupy the premises of the new glass building.
Prigozhin is the 13 main defendants charged by US Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller with interfering in the 2016 election in order to sink the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, and enable the victory of his opponent, Donald Trump. They spread negative information against Clinton and Trump’s Republican rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio while spreading positive news for Clinton opponent Bernie Sanders.
Troll Factory was established by Prigozhin in 2013 with the aim of multiplying a positive image Putin’s Russia in the world. The following year, after the annexation of Crimea and the war in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin cook established a “volunteer” base near the Ukrainian border to carry out armed operations against the Kyiv army. For this reason, Prigozhin was included, in 2016, in the sanctions lists of the United States and in 2020 of the European Union.
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The experience of using paramilitary forces in the Crimea and the Ukrainian separatist areas of Donetsk and Luhansk led to the emergence of the Wagner Group, whose presence has also been confirmed in Syria, Libya, the Central African Republic, Mali, Sudan and other African countries. Currently, the men of the Wagner group are fighting in the Donbass against the Ukrainian troops. Many of their fighters Prisoners personally recruited by Prigozhin In Russian prisons. Prigozhin was born on June 1, 1961 in Leningrad, now Saint Petersburg. He spent 9 years in prison for burglary and other crimes before he rose to business stardom at the hands of his mentor, the country’s supreme leader.
Prigozhin gained influence in Putin’s periphery after the failure of the so-called special military operation in Ukraine
Prigozhin gained influence in Putin’s vicinity after the failure of the so-called special military operation in Ukraine, which was supposed to last no more than a week. It has been nearly nine monthsand the supposed effectiveness with which their mercenaries fight. The Russian oligarch and the Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov support a hard line against the Ukrainian forces, even speaking in favor of the use of nuclear weapons and “massive” explosions against the “center of power” in Kyiv.
According to Russian political scientist, Carnegie Endowment contributor and former Novaya Gazeta journalist Andrei Kolesnikov, “Putin needs Prigozhin (…) recruiting suicide bombers, cannon fodder, and that is exactly what the Kremlin needs now at this stage of the conflict. In his words, ” I think Prigozhin is satisfied with the influence he currently has, but he has tremendous will expansion force. Like Putin, the whole world needs.” It is estimated that Prigozhin could soon make a leap into politics by creating his own party.