Newsweek, August 2023
Yevgeny Prigozhin is rumored dead. Prigozhin founded Russia’s paramilitary Wagner Group in 2014 and defiantly called for an armed uprising this past June to oust the defense minister for mishandling the Ukraine war. Although his death has not been confirmed by Western authorities, the official Russian news agency TASS reports that the Federal Air Transport Agency is investigating the crash of an Embraer aircraft, which occurred Wednesday in the Tver region north-east of Moscow en route to St. Petersburg.
“According to the list of passengers, among them is the name and surname of Yevgeny Prigozhin,” the agency stated. “Prigozhin was listed among the passengers, according to the Federal Air Transport Agency,” read a post by TASS over Telegram.