Did Putin kill Yevgeny Prigozhin? Probes show Russians are skeptical

Posted on AllSides September 3rd, 2023
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Gavriil Grigorov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP/AP Photo

The Russian people are skeptical over the circumstances of Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin’s death, according to Western-based survey groups that are probing Russian public opinion and gauging the strength of the Kremlin to shape the public narrative.  

Prigozhin’s violent death in a plane crash was hardly a surprise given his short-lived armed rebellion against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Critics and enemies of Putin in Russia have a tendency to end up dead or in prison.

Yet many of the circumstances of Prigozhin’s death in the Aug. 23 crash are a mystery,...

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