Adam Kadyrov, Chechnya’s prince who would be king Adam Kadyrov is the inexperienced son of Chechnya’s current dictator who is being positioned as a potential successor. Adam Kadyrov, one of the sons of Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, has assumed a higher public profile in recent months. This suggests that Ramzan may be positioning him as … Read more
Magomed Daudov, the Chechen regime’s enforcer Chechen parliamentary speaker Magomed Daudov is a key figure in the regime of Ramzan Kadyrov but lacks an independent power base. Chechen parliamentary speaker Magomed Daudov is an important member of the inner circle of Chechnya’s leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, and a potential candidate to replace the ailing dictator. However, … Read more
Who is Wagner commander Aleksandr Kuznetsov (Ratibor)? Aleksandr Kuznetsov is a senior commander with Russian PMC Wagner whose activities reflects the group’s global footprint. Aleksandr Kuznetsov (Ratibor) is a member of the Council of Commanders of Russian private military company (PMC) Wagner. He has been with the group since 2014 and is regarded as one … Read more
Anton Yelizarov is a senior figure in Russian PMC Wagner. He opposes the Russian Defence Minsitry but appears to lack allies in the elite.
Andrey Troshev (Sedoy) is a senior figure within Russian PMC Wagner. Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked him with overseeing “volunteer units” in Ukraine, but there are doubts over his ability to command the loyalty of rank-and-file Wagner fighters.