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Putin declined to attend funeral of Wagner Group head Prigozhin

A private memorial service was held for deceased Wagner leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin on Tuesday morning, as reported by his spokespeople. While specifics about the funeral were not released to the public, one striking detail emerged. Global News reported that Vladimir Putin announced he would not be in attendance, confirmed by…
bubmag
August 29, 2023
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Putin’s Blackmailing Soldiers Into Fighting in Ukraine War, Video Alleges

A Russian soldier captured by Ukrainians said in a newly published video that Russian President Vladimir Putin's military enlistment officers "encourage" people to fight in the war by threatening them with false criminal charges. Ukraine has previously posted videos of Russian prisoners of war speaking with their captors. The videos…
bubmag
August 28, 2023
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Putin Leaving Russia For First Time in Over a Year, Kremlin Says

After being forced to cancel travel plans earlier this year after fears of being arrested over an international war crimes warrant, Vladimir Putin will reportedly be leaving Russia in the fall, according to Russian media. Any trip he makes will be his first since the death of Wagner Group head,…
bubmag
August 28, 2023
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BURSZTYN: Putin’s war filled with follies, mistruths

'I am left with the only possible conclusion: Putin’s invasion was cynically planned to distract Russians from his failed domestic policies,' says columnist My next-door neighbour is Russian. Actually, Russian-Canadian, because several months ago he proudly showed me his Canadian citizenship certificate. The ink was still moist. This spring, we took in…
bubmag
August 27, 2023
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Putin orders Wagner fighters to sign oath of allegiance to Russia

President Vladimir Putin has ordered Wagner mercenary fighters to sign an oath of allegiance to the Russian state days after its leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, and some of his lieutenants were presumed to have died in a plane crash. Under the new rules, which took immediate effect on Friday, all “persons…
bubmag
August 26, 2023
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The Godfather in the Kremlin

By Michael Kimmage Updated Aug. 26, 2023 12:00 am ET By the time of his death in a plane crash this week, Yevgeny Prigozhin had come to symbolize the criminal trajectory of the Russian state. In the 1980s, he had been imprisoned in the Soviet Union, after which he experienced…
bubmag
August 26, 2023
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Kremlin Denies Claims It Masterminded Prigozhin’s Reported Death

The Kremlin labeled as "an absolute lie" on Friday the Western conjecture that Russian President Vladimir Putin masterminded Yevgeny Prigozhin's reported death. The chief of the mercenary Wagner Group reportedly was on the jet that crashed Wednesday evening just outside of Moscow. Prigozhin's name was on the passenger manifest, and…
bubmag
August 26, 2023
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Two days after Wagner boss Prighozin’s death, president Putin signs decree forcing Russian paramilitary fighters to swear oath of allegiance to Russia

admin | August 25, 2023 | Entertainment, Jobs | Russian paramilitary fighters will have to swear an oath to the Russian flag, a presidential decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday, August 25 stipulates, two days after the reported death of Wagner mercenary group chief, Yevgeny Prigozhin. The measure is aimed…
bubmag
August 25, 2023