Private military companies
Andrey Troshev (Sedoy) is a senior figure within Russian PMC Wagner. He is now responsible for “volunteer units” in Ukraine, but may struggle to command the loyalty of rank-and-file Wagner fighters.
Released 31 October 2023
Anton Yelizarov is a senior figure in Russian PMC Wagner. He opposes the Russian Defence Minsitry but appears to lack allies in the elite.
Released 7 November 2023
Mikhail Vatanin is a former head of security for Russian PMC Wagner. He reportedly exercises considerable influence, but verifiable information is limited.
Released 14 November 2023
Aleksandr Kuznetsov (Ratibor) is a senior commander with Russian PMC Wagner whose activities reflects the group’s global footprint.
Released 21 November 2023
Chechen elite and security services
Chechen parliamentary speaker Magomed Daudov (Lord) is a key figure in the regime of Ramzan Kadyrov but lacks an independent power base
Released 28 November 2023
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.
Coming 5 December 2023
The influence of Chechen Deputy PM Abuzayd Vismuradov makes him an outside candidate to replace Chechnya’s leader.
Coming 12 December 2023
Coming 19 December 2023