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    Russian Mercenary Boss Yevgeny Prigozhin Challenged the Kremlin in a Brief Mutiny

    Russian Mercenary Boss Yevgeny Prigozhin Challenged the Kremlin in a Brief Mutiny

    Yevgeny Prigozhin made his name as the profane and brutal mercenary boss who in June mounted an armed rebellion that was the most severe and shocking challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin's rule.

    Prigozhin was aboard a plane that crashed north of on Wednesday, killing all 10 people on board, according to Russia's civil aviation agency. On Sunday, Russia's Investigative Committee said forensic and genetic testing identified all 10 bodies recovered from the crash, and the identities “conform with the manifest.”

    The 62-year-old's extraordinary journey took him from prisoner and hot dog vendor to elegant St. Petersburg restaurateur, and then from propaganda wars to the grisly battlefields in Ukraine.

    As an instrument to project Russian power globally, his soldiers-for-hire were deployed to to provide security for warlords and fought in to shore up the regime of President Bashar Assad.

    In May, they seized the Ukrainian of Bakhmut in a rare victory for Russia in the war, but Prigozhin complained bitterly about the Defense Ministry's conduct of the fight, saying it had denied ammunition to his forces.

    As the war slogged on, Prigozhin dropped his public reticence and began releasing social media videos in which he lauded his troops and increasingly denounced Russia's defense establishment for alleged mismanagement of the war and denying weapons and ammunition to his…

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