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Over the course of his 23 years in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin has built up a massive security apparatus. (Gavriil Grigorov/Pool Sputnik Kremlin/Associated Press)
The question is now how much President Vladimir Putin's standing in the elite circles was weakened by the failed revolt that halted Saturday its advance towards Moscow.
Putin has been in power for more than 20 years. During this time, he built a security system so large that a conspiracy was impossible. The success of
Wagner's One-Day Mutiny
The nuclear-armed state is likely to plot more and cause greater instability.
Yevgeny Prgozhin, the owner of Wagner, claimed that his group encountered little resistance as they marched through the Russian countryside for about 200 km and captured the southern city Rostov. Rostov is home to the Russian southern military command, which oversees the conflict in Ukraine.