Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin, who led a mutiny against Moscow, has died in a plane crash

Wagner’s Yevgeny Prigozhin is dead. A short while ago, an Embraer jet, en route from Moscow to St Petersburg, carrying seven passengers and three crew, fell out of the sky and crashed, killing everyone on board (ref. 1). Footage of the plane falling out of the sky and crashing has appeared on social media. Eight bodies have been found so far. Russia’s civil aviation authority has confirmed that Prigozhin was a passenger on the manifest list, and so was his right hand man (ref. 1). Prigozhin and his associates had just come from a meeting with officials from the Russian Defence Ministry.

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A month or so ago, to Moscow’s surprise, Prigozhin led his heavily armed mercenary group Wagner in a mutiny. He seized Rostov on Don, and also parts of another city Voronezh, and began to march towards Moscow. There were clashes between Wagner and the Russian military. Several Russian airmen were killed as a result. Appearing on TV, Vladimir Putin described Prigozhin’s actions as “treason”, and a criminal case for “armed mutiny” was formally opened by Russia’s FSB. But then, unexpectedly, there was a ceasefire and a deal for asylum and amnesty.

Weeks later, it seemed like Prigozhin had made amends with Putin, and all was well. Prigozhin returned to running Wagner.

But today, sensationally, Prigozhin was killed in a plane crash.

“Beware the fury of a patient man” is a saying that comes to mind.

It is arguable whether the Russian state did this or whether this was supernatural.

One reason for thinking that it might have been an FSB (Russian counterintelligence) or a GRU (Russian military intelligence) operation signed off by Putin himself is that today, separately, the Russian air force chief Sergei Surovikin was formally relieve of his command (ref. 2). Apparently, Surovikin had been connected to Prigozhin’s Wagner – something I did not know. After Wagner’s mutiny, Surovikin was sidelined and he disappeared from public view.

The point is, for Prigozhin and Surovikin to both fall, so to speak, on the same day is surely not a coincidence.

Having said that, it is noteworthy that a Wagner affiliated channel called Grey Zone confirmed the death of Prigozhin and mentioned the word “Hell” (ref. 3): “The head of the Wagner Group, a Hero of Russia, a true patriot of his Motherland – Yevgeny Viktorovich Prigozhin died as a result of the actions of traitors to Russia. But even in Hell, he will be the best! Glory to Russia!”

This tells me, first of all, that elements of Wagner, which was named after Hitler’s favourite composer, are still a certain way. More likely than not, this is due to drugs.

Remember, I did say at the time of the mutiny that Prigozhin had gone insane and it reminded me of Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now (1979), whose command had to be terminated. By madness, I mean demons!

This brings me to the second possibility, the supernatural. If the Russian state did not assassinate Prigozhin, then his plane must have brought down by an angel of God.

The enemy will never gain control of Russia in these last days.

This is a matter of Bible prophecy, the will of God.

… Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

… yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.

Isaiah 46:11

Matthew 6:10 speaks to angels. Isaiah 46:11 is about saints.

… God is angry with the wicked every day. If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready. He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death…”

Psalms 7:11-13

But even if it was Putin, he could have been moved by God to do this, for God is the LORD of hosts.

Either way, notice valkyries did not come and protect the chief of Wagner – an organisation named after Richard Wagner, who composed “Ride of the Valkyries”, a tract that was also in Apocalypse Now (1979).

It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes [in this context, fallen angels].

Psalms 118:9-8

The lesson in all this is that actions have consequences. Those who have done wrong and those who have chosen the wrong side will inevitably receive their comeuppance.

You see, evil cannot possibly win this. For the Devil, the opening of the first seal of the apocalypse is the beginning of the end.


1. Riley Stuart, Paul Johnson and Jenny Cai (24 August 2023), “Ten dead in Moscow jet crash with Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin on passenger list, say local authorities”,

2. ABC (24 October 2023), “Russia removes as air force chief Sergei Surovikin after mutiny-related disappearance, reports”,

3. Reuters (24 August 2023), “Russian mercenary chief Prigozhin dead, channel affiliated with Wagner says”,