The Russians make Prigozhin the '40s'! Dozens of supporters mourn the death of the Wagner boss, remembered as a hero of Russia

2023-10-01 23:19:51 / KOSOVA ALFA PRESS

The Russians make Prigozhin the '40s'! Dozens of supporters mourn the

Dozens of mourners have greeted Yevgeny Prigozhin 40 days after his death in a plane crash, calling him a patriotic hero of Russia who spoke truth to power.

At his grave in St. Petersburg, Prigozhin's mother, Violetta, and his son, Pavel, laid flowers.

Supporters waved black Wagner flags with a skull and the motto "Blood, Honor, Fatherland, Courage".

In Eastern Orthodoxy, it is believed that the soul makes its final journey to either heaven or hell on the 40th day after death.

At memorials in Moscow and other Russian cities, dozens of Wagner warriors and ordinary Russians paid their respects. Russian state television remained silent on the incident.

"He can be criticized for certain events, but he was a patriot who defended the interests of the motherland on different continents," Wagner's head of recruitment said in a statement on Telegram.

"He was charismatic and most importantly, he was close to the fighters and to the people. And that is why he became famous both in Russia and abroad."

The private Embraer jet the Wagner Group chief was traveling in crashed north of Moscow, killing all 10 people on board, including two other key Wagner figures, Prigozhin's four bodyguards and a crew of three, last month .

It is still unclear what caused the plane to crash two months to the day after the mercenary chief's failed mutiny. The Kremlin said investigators were looking into the possibility that the plane had been deliberately brought down.

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