Yevgeny Prigozhin had many roles: convicted criminal and hot dog seller. Owner of a posh St. Petersburg restaurant and holder of lucrative government catering contracts. Founder of a mercenary military force involved in the various Russian conflicts.
Prigozhin has kept a low profile over the years. But in recent months, the 61-year-old entrepreneur linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin has become increasingly public with his activities, particularly regarding Moscow’s 8-month war in Ukraine.
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