Russia, Wagner, and World War III
Depth background on the Russian Mutiny
In totally unrelated news to the mutiny and half a coup d’etat in Russia, Interior Ministry General Alexander Travnikov was involved in a serious ATV accident, and is in a hospital in critical condition.
and the 28-year-old Vice President of the Russian bank Loko, Kristina Baikova, fell to her death from window of her Moscow apartment. She is rumored to have been a warning, killed for being the mistress of someone powerful, and unnamed. She fell from her 11th floor apartment on Khodynsky Boulevard and died instantly at the scene, another in a series of business leaders in Russia who have suffered mysterious deaths.
She was reportedly in the apartment with a 34-year-old friend named Andrei after inviting him up for a drink. An investigation into her death is under way. Kristina Baikova is the latest in an accelerating decade long string of suspicious deaths that often seem to involve falling from windows or an ATV.
Patriot media group’s (formerly Prigozhins Internet Research Agency) de facto director Ilya Gorbunov was in negotiations with potential buyers earlier this week until he abruptly disappeared.
In more straightforward news, Prigozhin and/or his body double was spotted in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Putin apparently agreed for him to get all his belongings and assets out by July 1st. The FSB reportedly returned 4 billion rubles in cash ($47m USD) they had seized from the Wagner offices to Prigozhin.
Prigozhin was spotted getting into a heli. But wait, all of his fingers are intact?
Prigozhin is missing a part of his finger. A source claimed both Prigozhin and his body double were in the city.