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Discussing the Wagner insurrection and its impact

 Randy Stone on "Connections"
Julie Williams
Randy Stone on "Connections with Evan Dawson" on Friday, June 30, 2023

The short-lived rebellion by Russian mercenary Yevgeny Prigozhin continues to baffle experts around the world.

What was Prigozhin truly after? How much support did he have? What does it mean for the durability of the regime in Moscow, and what does it portend for Ukrainians who have launched a summer counteroffensive to take back their territory?

Our guests weigh in:

  • Randy Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester
  • Olena Prokopovych, native of Ukraine, associate professor of political science, and director of the Political Science Undergraduate Program in History, Politics, and Law at Nazareth College
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.