Yevgeny Prigozhin was a popular Russian private military leader who led the Wagner group until his sudden death on Wednesday, August 23. He was well known for his association with the Russian president, Vladmir Putin. Prigozhin was 62.
Following his sudden death which occurred as a result of plane crash, people begin to look into his family. In this article, however, we’ll talk about the children Yevgeny Prigozhin left behind.
Yevgeny Prigozhin children
Yevgeny Prigozhin had three children: two daughters, Polina and Veronika, and a son, Pavel. Polina was born in 1992 and Veronika was born in 2005. Pavel’s birth year is not publicly known. The children’s mother is Prigozhin’s wife, Lyudmila Prigozhina.
Polina Prigozhin is a businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Prigozhin Foundation, which supports children’s welfare projects. She is also the CEO of Concord Catering, a company that provides food services to government agencies and businesses.
Veronika is a student at the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics, and Informatics. She is also a competitive equestrian.
Meanwhile, Pavel is a student at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations where he studies for a degree in International Relations and Politics.
The Wagner boss kept all his children away from the public eyes. However, they have been caught up in the controversy surrounding their father’s business dealings. In 2022, the United States imposed sanctions on the Prigozhin family, accusing them of being involved in the Wagner Group.
Despite the controversies, Polina, Veronika, and Pavel, continue to live in Russia. They are reportedly close to their father and have defended him against the numerous allegations levelled against their father.
How Yevgeny Prigozhin children reacted to his death
As at the time of writing this article, none of the children of the deceased businessman have publicly commented on his death.