station wise rt On 29 August, Prigozhin’s media team announced that Wagner was buried at the Porokhovskoye Cemetery of St. Petersburg – Russia. The funeral was held in private, with only Mr. Prigozhin’s family and close friends attending.
Earlier, it was reported that Mr. Prigozhin could be buried at the Bogoslovsky or Serofimov cemeteries of st. Petersburg. according to the news site your fontMetal detector gates were set up at the Serofimov Cemetery on the morning of 29 August, leading to speculation that it would be the site of Wagner’s funeral.
While many speculated that the funeral would be held in his hometown of St. A Telegram account linked to Prigozhin’s Petersburg, Prigozhin, speculated that Prigozhin’s funeral might take place at the Wagner Members’ Cemetery in southern Russia’s Krasnodar region.
station wise rtThe exact location of the grave of the Wagner leader is unknown. However, Mr Prigozhin’s media team said everyone was welcome at the Porokhovskoye cemetery.
The Telegram channel used by Wagner said on 29 August, “The farewell ceremony for Mr. Yevgeny Prigozhin is closed. Those who wish to say goodbye can go to the Porokhovskoye cemetery.”
A woman lights candles at a spontaneous memorial for Mr. Prigozhin. Photo: Reuters
Shortly before, when asked whether Russian President Vladimir Putin planned to attend Wagner’s funeral, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “President Putin has no plans to attend.”
On the same day, August 29, Valery Chkalov, logistics manager of the Russian Private Military Corporation, was also buried at the Severnoye cemetery of St. Petersburg.
On August 23, an Embraer Legacy 600 aircraft crashed in Tver province during a flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Three crew members and seven passengers on board were killed, including Prigozhin and several members of Wagner. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. Russian authorities have launched an investigation into the cause of the accident.
After the accident, spontaneous memorials in memory of Prigozhin sprang up in several Russian cities. On 28 August, the Kremlin said that President Putin had expressed his condolences to Prigozhin’s family.
Earlier, on August 24, in a conversation with reporters, Putin said that Mr. Prigozhin was a talented businessman who made many serious mistakes, but managed to achieve success for himself and his general career.