What officials find in Prigozhin’s house is reminiscent of a James Bond film

Media close to the Kremlin publish photos that apparently show the house of Wagner boss Prigozhin. In addition to banknotes and weapons, wigs and passports were also found.

Where mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin is a secret, he is said to be in Saint Petersburg, according to the Belarusian head of state Alexander Lukashenko. In any case, half the world now knows how the head of the notorious Wagner troupe used to live.

The pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia has published photos and videos allegedly taken at his home and office, where a search is said to have taken place.

What the officers found in the house is reminiscent of a James Bond film: an arsenal of weapons and ammunition, sacks of cash, several wigs and passports.

According to the AFP news agency, the St. Petersburg-based website “Fontanka” reported that a photo with “dismembered heads” was found in Prigozhin’s house. Prigozhin’s fighters were repeatedly accused of assaults.

Sledgehammer “for important negotiations”

“Fontanka” also published a photo showing a large sledgehammer. The metal head bears the words “For important negotiations”. The sledgehammer is one of the symbols of the Wagner group. The force claims to use this weapon to execute or torture their enemies.

In another room, furnished with religious objects, he must have prayed, the wall is hung with a large number of icons. In addition to the prayer room, his villa also features an indoor pool, gym, medical room and helipad.

The fact that the recordings are now appearing is no coincidence, writes the opposition news platform Nexta. Russian media would deliberately spread the private recordings from Prigozhin’s villa. Just like the selfies that are currently circulating on the internet. They show the mercenary boss with different wigs and beards.

In addition to flaunting its private life, the Kremlin is also said to be cracking down on Prigozhin’s extensive corporate network, reports the British Guardian. His empire extends far beyond the mercenary business to include catering, logistics, mining and media.

Prigozhin apparently feels robbed

Meanwhile, Prigozhin is also planning to release footage, according to the Russian Telegram channel VChK-OGPU. He claims that Russian security forces stole valuable items and money from his home. Hidden surveillance cameras recorded this and he intends to publish the material soon.

The Wagner Uprising on June 24, the Russian leadership shook amid the Ukraine conflict. For several hours, Wagner militants occupied a Russian army headquarters in the city of Rostov-on-Don in the south-west of the country and advanced towards Moscow.

The uprising ended a few hours later with an agreement. According to the Kremlin, it provided for Prigozhin to go into exile in Belarus. Prigozhin emphasized that he did not want to overthrow the Russian leadership, but wanted to save his mercenary force.

Jean Harris

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