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Search at Wagner Group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin's mansion reveals collection of wigs, gold bars, weapons and framed photo with severed heads

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Photos revealing the offices and residence of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of the Wagner Private Military Company (PMC), have been published by multiple Russian media outlets. The images, likely taken during a search of the premises by law enforcement, unveiled a collection of weapons, multiple passports under different identities, significant amounts of gold bullion, and various currencies in his possession. A framed photograph depicting severed human heads was also discovered in the mansion.

Footage from Prigozhin's mansion was published by Izvestia.

Images published by St. Petersburg-based media outlet Fontanka revealed that the house also contained a collection of wigs, a large sledgehammer with the inscription “In case of important negotiations,” a dedicated medical examination room, and a suit jacket bearing the following awards:

  • The star of the Hero of Russia;
  • Star of the Hero of the “Donetsk People’s Republic”;
  • Star of the Hero of the “Luhansk People’s Republic”;
  • Order for Merit to the Fatherland, 4th degree;
  • Order of Alexander Nevsky;
  • Two Orders of Courage;
  • Order for Military Merit;
  • Order of Friendship;
  • Medals of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” of the 1st and 2nd degree;
  • Medal “For the Return of Crimea.”

A letter discovered in the mansion revealed that Prigozhin had been bestowed the prestigious title of Hero of Russia on June 20, 2022. The specific date of this award to the Wagner PMC's owner had not been disclosed prior to this finding.

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