Author

Tatyana Smetanina

exclusively for Novaya Gazeta Europe

3 materials
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Closing ranks A mercenary from Russia’s notorious Wagner Group describes his realisation that the real enemy he faced in Ukraine was Russia’s military leadership

StoriesSociety

Inside the head of a Russian volunteer fighter The story of a Russian private volunteer who fights to defend Russia from NATO, and his commanders who profit off war

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‘Maybe I’ll clear my name this way’ The awkward life and death of Spartak Kuryanov, a Wagner convict mercenary

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