Prigozhin’s Alleged Escape Fuels Conspiracy Theories in Russia

Due to his extravagant past, ex-Wagner leader Yevgeny Prigozhin might not have been on that ill-fated plane crash back in August, with many Russians believing he’s made the perfect escape plan.

The Vanishing Act in 2019

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In 2019, Yevgeny Prigozhin was reported dead after a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, only for a stunning twist to prevail.

Prigozhin’s Uncanny Return

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Just three days later, Prigozhin shockingly resurfaced, debunking reports of his demise and leaving many puzzled.

The Political Assassination of Prigozhin?

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Prigozhin’s business jet crashed again back in August, with Kremlin reports suggesting he was killed, but given the Kremlin’s shady past, how can we trust that?

The Identity of Yevgeniy Prigozhin

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Doubt surrounded the news of Prigozhin’s crash as multiple individuals adopted the name Yevgeniy Prigozhin, making it challenging to confirm his presence on the ill-fated flight, “It’s been announced that a passenger by the name of Yevgeniy Prigozhin was onboard. But it is also known that multiple individuals have changed their name to Yevgeniy Prigozhin” a reporter said.

Prigozhin’s Web of Disguises

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Leaked documents revealed Prigozhin’s eye for disguises, including beards, aviator sunglasses, and foreign military uniforms, further fuelling doubts.

An Agent of Chaos

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Prigozhin’s reputation as an agent of chaos and media provocateur adds intrigue to the unfolding mystery, leading to speculations of convenience.

The Challenge of Identifying Prigozhin

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Reports suggest that the crash and subsequent fire may have left Prigozhin’s body too disfigured for conventional identification methods.

The Perfect Escape?

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Some speculate that the crash could be a convenient escape plan for Prigozhin, given his history of using multiple passports and disguises.

Conspiracy Theories Abound

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Experts predict that conspiracy theories will thrive, with many believing Prigozhin orchestrated his own disappearance with or without permission from Putin.

Russian Scientist Isn’t Convinced

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One Russian scientist believed Prigozhin faked his death, “And to disappear forever, having taken one of his many spare passports, a burnt-out airplane is a good way to do it,” he claimed.

Claims of a Missile Strike

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Telegram channels associated with Wagner suggest that Prigozhin’s plane was downed by a surface-to-air missile, potentially from the Russian military.

Explosive Theories

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Alternative theories propose that an onboard explosive device may have caused the plane crash, widening the list of possible culprits.

Did Prigozhin Switch Planes?

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Speculations arose that Prigozhin may have switched to a different plane after entering Vnukovo-3 airport.

Public Opinion Swings

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A poll indicated that a majority of readers suspect foul play, with only 1 percent attributing the crash to an accident.

Mourning Prigozhin’s Fate

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Some of Prigozhin’s own allies and affiliated media outlets are among those most convinced of his death, expressing their condolences.

A Traitor’s Tragic End

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The Grey Zone, a social media outlet closely tied to Wagner, suggested that Prigozhin’s death resulted from the actions of Russian traitors, “Prigozhin died as the result of the actions of Russia’s traitors,” they wrote, “But even in hell, he’ll be the best! Glory to Russia!”

What Truly Happened?

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The mysterious circumstances of Prigozhin’s alleged death continue to captivate imaginations, leaving room for speculation and conspiracy theories.


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