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Taylor Speaks with La Presse About Russian Oligarch Yevgeny Prigozhin

February 7, 2023

La Presse

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor

The United States recently designated the Wagner Group an “international criminal organization." The boss of this paramilitary company, Yevgeny Prigozhin, no longer hesitates to publicly praise his troops, despite the sanctions and criticism.

"He has too long a relationship with Vladimir Putin to be endangered by his statements," says Brian Taylor, professor of political science and expert in Russian politics. "I think the risk is mostly political and economic for him if he goes too far and upsets Putin. He depends on him for military support, because Wagner cannot operate without coordinating with the army," says Taylor.

Read more in the La Presse article, "Enigmatic Yevgeny Prigozhin."

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