Putin is Underestimating Prigozhin's Rise in Popularity

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Prigozhin's popularity


Joana de Deus Pereira, senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a British think tank, said she believes Prigozhin is striving for recognition and respect within Russia's existing power structures."He's carving out a role for himself as a champion of the common soldier, voicing criticisms against the military elite, and positioning himself as a 'healer' of Russia's past traumas, especially the ones related to the fall of USSR—especially the ones related to loss of territory and humiliation," she told Newsweek.