Who is Yevgeny Prigozhin!


– Born 1st June, 1961 in Leningrad.

– In 1981, sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for robbery and fraud.

– Began selling hot dogs in 1990 after early release from prison.

– Expanded business operations in 1995, ran popular and successful restaurants.

– Grew closer to Putin in the 2000s, served international leaders including Chirac and George Bush.

– Became known as \”Putin\’s chef\”, had received government contracts and grew increasingly wealthy.

– Established Wagner Group in 2014 to support Russian forces in the war in Donbas.

– Operations expanded to Syria and Africa, became key player in 2022 Ukraine War.

– His troops led successful campaign to take Bakhmut earlier this year.

– Now leading rebellion against Putin and Russia\’s military.

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