Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 22) / studies

Russian Wagner: Origin, Role and Influence

April 2021

April 2021

Egyptian researcher and writer, BA in Mechanical Engineering, member of the Political Bureau of the Salafist Front.


This research paper aims to address: the Russian experience in employing non-state actors, the Russian motives for developing the industry of the private military and security companies, the origins of Wagner Group’s inception, its foreign activities, its relationship with the Russian security services, and the limits of Wagner Group’s influence at the field level.

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