In Russia, Yevgeny Prigozhin is a polarizing figure. On Tuesday, the leader of the Wagner mercenary group was quietly buried in a private ceremony on the outskirts of St Petersburg. A plane crash north of Moscow last week killed Prigozhin and much of the leadership of the Wagner Group. Since then, theories about what happened abound. So what do Russians think about Prigozhin now, and what does his death mean for Putin’s hold on power?
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