Sergey Radchenko

This failed coup will be just the beginning

(Photo by GAVRIIL GRIGOROV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty Images)

Yevgeny Prigozhin has just exposed the full extent of Vladimir Putin’s weakness. In less than 24 hours, the leader of the Wagner mercenary group made extraordinary progress – taking control of the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, the headquarters of the Southern Miliary District, and posing the most serious challenge to Putin’s leadership.

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