For quite some time, there have been questions about the inner workings of the Wagner Group, the paramilitary company (PMC) that operates ostensibly as a part of the Russian government giving it built-in deniability. 

Wagner is owned by Evgeny Prigozhin, who is well known as “Putin’s chef.” Prigzhin has built a large organization that hires from the Russian military, trains, and equips its mercenaries on Russian military bases. 

Now, for the first time, some of the inner workings of Wagner, warts and all, have been revealed in a book by Marat Gabidullin entitled In the Same River Twice.

An insider and member of the company, Gabidullin was a former Russian paratrooper who joined Wagner in 2015 as the lowest ranking soldier. He steadily worked his way up until he became a reconnaissance company commander.