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Hypothetical Russian Civil War: The Wagner Group Uprising

by Brandon Webb Jun 24, 2023
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Hypothetical Russian Civil War: The Wagner Group Uprising

I remember sitting with a Russian friend of mine in a fancy New York restaurant overlooking the Hudson River in 2020.

My very wealthy, very connected, and very smart friend was worried. He was concerned that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was a tipping point and that Russia would eventually slip into a civil war that would see the end of Russia as we know it.

Is this the beginning of the end? Was Ukraine the tipping point for Putin as he has created his own metaverse inside Russia?

Time will tell. Enjoy this hypothetical I created with the help of OpenAi.

What Does Civil War Look Like in Russia?

The first signs of a hypothetical civil war in Russia, instigated by the Wagner Group, a private military company with close ties to the Russian government, would likely be subtle. Unusual Russian troop movements whispered rumors of a coup in the Kremlin, and a sudden increase in the Wagner Group’s activities could be early indicators.

The leader of the Wagner Group, a man deeply embedded in Russia’s military and intelligence services, would begin consolidating power. He would recruit allies within the Russian military and government, preparing for a swift and brutal coup attempt.

Wagner forces would seize key Russian military installations and government buildings. Top military officials would be targeted to destabilize Russia’s military leadership and sow chaos.

In response, the Russian government would declare a state of emergency, mobilizing loyal military units to counter the Wagner forces. Major cities like Moscow and Saint Petersburg could become battlegrounds, with street-to-street fighting causing widespread civilian casualties.

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