The Center for the Study of Corruption and Organized Crime (OCCRP) announced the leader of the PMC Wagner Prigozhin “Person of the Year” in the nomination “Organized Crime and Corruption”
“Prigozhin this year has become a living symbol of Russia’s worst phenomena. Dirty money, primitive violence, cynicism and impunity even in the face of Russian law – all derivatives of state-approved corruption come together in his figure,” the OCCRP report says.
The Center paid special attention to PMC Wagner, which “is known for the bloody trail that it left in conflict zones around the world.”
“Wherever Wagner fighters go, human rights violations are sure to follow. From Syria to Cameroon, from Somalia to Mali, they are accused of rape, robbery, murder and torture,” the OCCRP noted.