What is known about PMC Wagner Center in St. Petersburg. “Paper”

The media drew attention to the information about the creation of a “business space” “PMC Wagner Center” in St. Petersburg. Its existence was confirmed by Yevgeny Prigozhin, who previously admitted his participation in the creation of a private military company.

What is known about the business center. October 29 “Beware of the news” drew attention to website center – as reported by the publication, the site was launched on October 25. The website states that the PMC Wagner Center is “a complex of buildings that host free space for inventors, designers, IT specialists, experimental production and start-up spaces.”

The complex is located at the intersection of Dalnevostochny Prospekt and Zolnaya Street, next to the Novocherkasskaya metro station. On the project website, those who wish to work in the business center are offered free use of the premises, support for effective projects, round-the-clock access to the office, modern technical equipment and developed infrastructure. The Center invites to cooperate “ambitious, bright and socially significant projects”.

What is known about the building. At the address where the complex is located, there is a public and business complex “Sea Capital”, the construction of which was started in 2009 by BaltInvestStroy, incoming to the Rosstroyinvest holding.

At the end of 2019, as wrote “Business Petersburg”, “Rosstroyinvest” sold the “Sea Capital” to the joint-stock company “Retail”. The publication reported that the organization is associated with structures close to the Concord company owned by Yevgeny Prigozhin.

Later, Prigogine through his press service confirmed creation of “PMC Wagner Center”. In his comment, he duplicated information from the project website. He called the object’s mission “providing a comfortable environment for the generation of new ideas in order to increase the defense capability of Russia, including information.” Prigozhin also allowed the creation of branches in the regions if the project shows “success and relevance.”

What you need to know about Wagner PMC. In September, Prigogine confirmedthat founded PMC “Wagner” in 2014. At the same time, he had previously sued journalists when he was called the owner of the company. grouping involved in military operations in Ukraine.

Officially, the Russian authorities the status of PMCs do not comment. Mercenary activity in Russia is illegal and, according to Article 359 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, involves up to 15 years in prison for the participation of mercenaries in an armed conflict or hostilities.

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