The firms of Wagner PMC founder Yevgeny Prigozhin earned record amounts on contracts with the Ministry of Defense during the year of the war. This is reported by the project "We can explain" with reference to the financial statements of companies.
The Radius company managed to earn the most - 672 million rubles (against 294 million a year earlier). This company is engaged in the supply of food to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The profits of another company that operates in the military food market called "Main Line" also increased. She earned more than 618 million rubles (against 295 million in 2021). The Megaline company, which is engaged in the construction of military camps for the Ministry of Defense, at the end of 2022 made a profit of 411 million rubles (against 257 million in 2021).
The income of Prigozhin's companies is growing against the backdrop of lawsuits from the Ministry of Defense. In 2022, the "daughter" of the Ministry of Defense - "Voentorg" - filed claims against Prigozhin's companies for 100 million rubles for improper performance of obligations under the contract.