Domestic strifes began in the family of late Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin long before his death in a plane crash, an explosive report has found.
Yevgeny Prigozhin (Image: AP)
Domestic strifes began in the family of late Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin long before his death in a plane crash, an explosive report by Mozhem Obyasnit has claimed. According to the Russian news outlet, parts of the deceased warlord’s vast business empire were redistributed as his relatives transferred assets to themselves.
Prigozhin died with nine other people on a private jet that was heading from Moscow to St. Petersburg on August 23 and left behind dozens of companies and hundreds of billions of rubles. While the exact details of his fortune are unknown, a raid conducted in June after his mercenaries led a rebellion unveiled the seals of 600 different legal entities, hinting that he was involved in hundreds of firms.
A look at Prigozhin’s business empire
On the record, he had set up businesses in at least 15 nations across the globe. Aside from his catering business that earned him the title of “Putin’s chef”, Prigozhin’s business endeavours included a “troll factory” that aims to disseminate misinformation, a property development firm, a chocolate museum, and a company that manages the construction of military camps.
However, his most lucrative firms include Lakhta Plaza, Lakhta Park, Nevskie Novosti, Food Plant, RIA FAN, Megaline, Main Line, and Pishchevik. It was found that some of these companies underwent structural changes before he mysteriously died in the Russian region of Tver.
The changes that occurred at his companies days before his death
In the case of Lakhta Plaza, the development company formed a spinoff entity for tax purposes on August 18. It is important to note that the firm is managed by his son Pavel Prigozhin. The company also hired a set of new general directors on June 26, two days after Wagner troops marched towards Moscow to topple the Russian military leadership.
Furthermore, it was discovered that Prigozhin’s mother Violetta, who was the founder of art exhibitions organiser Colors of Life foundation, concealed her personal details in state registers. In addition to that, Prigozhin’s wife Lyubov is said to have lost ownership of the Wagner chief’s biggest companies to Dmitry Koshara, a long-time business partner of the deceased.