Tag: Russian mercenaries

Russian Journalist Who Wrote About Wagner Mercenaries Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances

April 15, 2018

A Yekaterinburg journalist who wrote about Urals fighters in the mercenary company Wagner has died after a fall from his fifth-floor apartment.

Russian Private Military Companies Rapidly Growing Sector, Participants and Experts Say

February 24, 2018

Russian Private Military Companies Rapidly Growing Sector, Participants and Experts Say 2018-03-02 05:30:53 Photo via URA.ru from depositphotos.com¬† Staunton, February 24, 2018 —¬†Private military companies are a highly profitable growth sector because both the Russian government and business increasingly rely on them, their employees and outside experts say. And because of that, Duma members say, […]

Kremlin Spokesman Confirms Russian Mercenary “Wagner” Who Fought in Syria Was At Kremlin Awards Ceremony

December 15, 2016

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed that Dmitry Utkin, founder of the Wagner private military company was present at the Kremlin for the Fatherland Heroes’ Day military awards ceremony on December 9, 2016.

RBC Publishes Report Sourced in FSB and Military on Wagner Private Military Contractor with 2,500 Fighters in Syria

August 26, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The Russian news service RBC has published an extensive report on Wagner, a private military contractor with 2,500 fighters deployed in Syria. They have also served in Ukraine. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The […]

Ukraine Liveblog Day 215: Ukraine and Russian-backed Separatists Reach DMZ Agreement

September 20, 2014

Yesterday’s liveblog can be found here. An archive of our liveblogs can be found here. For an overview and analysis of this developing story see our latest podcast. Please help The Interpreter to continue providing this valuable information service by making a donation towards our costs. View Ukraine: April, 2014 in a larger map For […]

Mercenaries Fighting Abroad Now Face Up to Six Years in Prison

November 15, 2013

The following was published in the government newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta. It suggests that Russian militants traveling to Syria to fight for the opposition could face a stiff prison term. Of course, the language in the Constitution does not specify which conflict foreign fighters would face penalties for participating in — nor which side of conflicts […]