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On August 23rd 2023, the founder and leader of the Russian mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin died in a plane crash in Russia. Prigozhin’s death comes exactly two months after Prigozhin led a mutiny of Wagner soldiers in Russia, almost making it to Moscow before turning back. The death of Prigozhin clearly has the marks of a Putin-led assassination. What does it say about the Putin power structure? What is next for politics inside Russia? And is Prigozhin really dead?

To help answer these questions, Adam sits down with Olga Lautman, a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

The interview takes place after a short rundown of the latest news in our region.

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Check out previous episodes on Prigozhin and the Wagner Group

Episode 130: The Wagner Group

Episode 145: Prigozhin's march of justice fails to reach its destination

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