The Tangled, Mercenary Network of ‘Putin’s Chef’ Is Starting to Unravel

Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin at the Konstantin palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 9, 2016 (AP photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko).
Businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin at the Konstantin palace outside St. Petersburg, Russia, Aug. 9, 2016 (AP photo by Alexander Zemlianichenko).
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Three years ago, Yevgeny Prigozhin barely registered a blip on Google trends in English or Russian. Today, the Kremlin-connected businessman better known as “Putin’s chef” is persona non grata in many places around the world, including the United States, where the Treasury Department leveled another round of sanctions against Prigozhin this week for his role in Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Although Prigozhin’s close ties to President Vladimir Putin have long been known to Russian observers, stretching back to their younger days in St. Petersburg in the 1990s, the Kremlin insider was virtually unknown in the United […]

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