Yevgeny Prigozhin, the founder of Vladimir Putin’s private army, said on the eve of the midterm contests that Russia has interfered with previous elections and will continue to do so.
“Gentlemen, we have interfered, we do interfere, we will interfere,” he said.
Prigozhin has become one of the most powerful men in Russia, even accusing the governor of Saint Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, of corruption last week.
“Prigozhin going after governor Beglov is a sign of the species in power beginning to eat each other in a Darwinian way,” St. Petersburg deputy Boris Vishnevsky told The Daily Beast. “Putin’s men are running out of resources.”
Prigozhin owns a catering company that feeds the Putin regime and that gives him eyes and ears all through the administration.
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