Wagner's Mutiny Raises Prospect of Further Plotting Against Putin

a decade in power, Mr. Putin has sought to centralize power and to keep a tight grip on the country. The abortive revolt in Russia has weakened President Vladimir Putin and his standing among elites.

Wagner's Mutiny Raises Prospect of Further Plotting Against Putin

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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)


Wagner Group

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.