Jun 28, 2023
A mutiny against the leader of the nation with the largest nuclear arsenal in the world OR ... something else?
News of a revolt against the Russian government led by a private Russian military company ricocheted around the globe sewing confusion and apprehension *until* the threat seemed to fade almost as quickly as it ignited.
What really happened with The Wagner Group's move on Moscow? Why does this matter?
Journalist and author David Satter spent decades living and working in what's now modern-day Russia - navigating the final days of the Soviet Union, the end of The Cold War and the rise of a relatively unknown man to power by the name "Vladimir Putin" - David was expelled under the Putin regime and remains a diligent reporter on Russian affairs, providing invaluable analysis and insight, on this topic and many others - with an eye towards the next big question: What should we watch for next?
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Key Names/Places To Know:
Vladimir Putin: President of Russia
Yevgeny Prigozhin: Head of The Wagner (pronounced Vaugh-ner) Group
Aleksandr Lukashenko: President of Belarus
Rostov: The southern city in Russia where The Wagner Group publicly began its revolt.
Bakmut: A city in Ukraine - the site of what some describe as "the longest and bloodiest battle in the war" (NPR) - The Wagner Group eventually prevailed on the side of Russia.
Reference to the extent Russia/Belarus will go to arrest an "enemy of the state" in : https://www.pbs.org/newshour/world/dissident-journalist-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison-in-belarus
Putin's Chef: https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-putin-2cd23245b4bd5251db9c3677fcb49dad
Our additional Interviews With David: https://www.smarthernews.com/videoposts/20230624-review-david-satter