Yevgeny Prigozhin’s son to inherit fortune, Wagner Group

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s son to inherit fortune, Wagner Group

The late Russian warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin reported left most of his on-paper fortune and his Wagner Group mercenary group to his 25-year-old son Pavel.

A photograph of a doc that seemed to be Yevgeny’s will posted on Telegraph indicated that Pavel would inherit about $120 million, the non-public military, a home in St Petersburg, 9 joint inventory firms and shares in his father’s Harmony catering agency, the The Occasions of London reported Sunday, with out independently verifying its veracity.

The catering agency routinely received state contracts and is reportedly owed about $824 million by Russian protection officers that Pavel would search to get well, in accordance with the Telegram report cited by the outlet.

The doc was notarized in March, a number of months earlier than his armed rebel. It reportedly requires Pavel to offer for his prolonged household and would cut up the fortune amongst Yevgeny’s widow, Lyubov, Pavel’s two sisters and Yevgeny’s grandson within the occasion of Pavel’s dying.

Pavel Prigozhin, 25, was named as his father Yevgeny’s sole air and inherited his controversial militia, new stories recommend.
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Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed when his airplane blew up two months after staging an armed rebel and marching his troops in the direction of Moscow.
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Prigozhin’s official web value was mentioned to be solely $146 million however Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Basis estimated it to be round $20 billion, in accordance with the article.

Information of the purported will got here on the identical day {that a} US assume tank famous {that a} “outstanding Wagner-affiliated Telegram channel” introduced that Pavel had taken “command” of the Wagner Group beneath the affect of its safety service head Mikhail Vatanin, and was negotiating with Russia’s nationwide guard to have the non-public drive re-enter the Ukraine Battle.

Nonetheless, the Institute for the Research of Battle mentioned Sunday there was “no clear unified chief” for the group, and Pavel’s new affect got here after solely Russian President Vladimir Putin final week had embraced former Wagner Group commander and present Kremlin official Andrey Troshev for a management place, an endorsement which some components of the mercenary group “reacted negatively to.”

Yevgeny died on the age of 62 after a airplane carrying him, his high lieutenant and eight others crashed beneath suspicious circumstances north of Moscow in August, two months after he led a failed mutiny in opposition to Russian navy brass over disagreements about his non-public military’s function in Russia’s Ukraine invasion.

US intelligence prompt that the airplane was blown up by unidentified assassins and the Kremlin mentioned investigators had been wanting into whether or not the lethal crash was as a consequence of a “deliberate” assault.

The US had sanctioned Prigozhin a number of occasions, together with for interfering within the 2016 election, and issued new sanctions in opposition to illicit gold and diamond firms linked to him and the Wagner Group within the days after the mutiny try.

“The Wagner Group exploits insecurity all over the world, committing atrocities and legal acts that threaten the protection, good governance, prosperity, and human rights of countries, in addition to exploiting their pure assets,” treasury officers mentioned in June.

Russians memorialized his dying Sunday, 40 days after his obvious assassination, in keeping with japanese Orthodox custom.
Makeshift memorials had been erected in Moscow (pictured) and in dozens of different cities for the extensively admired mercenary.
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In the meantime, memorials throughout Russia had been held for the fallen warlord on Sunday, 40 days after his dying in keeping with japanese Orthodox perception {that a} lifeless particular person’s soul enters both heaven or hell after that period of time.

Wagner fighters and unusual residents alike paid their respect, however no memorials had been broadcast on Russian state tv.

“He may be criticized for sure occasions, however he was a patriot who defended the motherland’s pursuits on completely different continents,” Wagner’s recruitment arm mentioned in an announcement on Telegram.

With Submit wires

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