“Russia’s dangerous weakness”, Joris Van Bladel (Egmont, Belgium)

On June 24, a bizarre event unfolded in Russia due to a longstanding and outspoken feud between Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of PMC Wagner, and the top officials of the Russian Ministry of Defense. This incident carries significant potential consequences for the Russian regime, its composition, and its functionality. Although Yevgeny Prigozhin’s mutiny was short-lived, it notably eroded President Vladimir Putin’s perceived invincibility.

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