On June 24th, 2023, the Wagner Chief Yevgeny Prigozhin lead a mutiny to march towards Moscow. Eventually he cancelled it after talks with the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Prigozhin has a really interesting story as he was once in jail, and then he apparently started the first hot dog business in St Petersburg, eventually opening his own chain of fancy restaraunts where Vladamir Putin frequented. Later he catered for high profile meetings in the Kremlin and eventually ended up heading a group of mercenaries called Wagner. These mercenaries play a crucial role in conflicts around the world such as in Mali, Ukraine and Syria. In the cartoon there are diamonds and minerals in the hot dog as these are some of the benifits of their operations. I just put a bell on Lukashenko as a joke on 'Belarusia', whether it can have more meaning than that, I'm unsure! Overall this cartoon, if you haven't guessed already is about Putin creating this Frankestein monster that eventually turns on him.
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