Russia retreats from the brink after armed mutiny against Putin

Monday will remain a non-working day for most residents in Moscow following a ‘counter-terrorist regime’ in the capital

Yevgeny Prigozhin: Revolt led by Wagner mercenary chief was slammed as “treason” by Vladimir Putin. Picture: Getty

Russia began lifting emergency restrictions in an effort to restore normality after the dramatic end to an armed uprising that posed the greatest threat to President Vladimir Putin’s almost quarter-century rule.

Putin hasn’t been seen in public since he denounced the revolt led by Wagner mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin as “treason” in a short televised address to the nation early Saturday. Prigozhin’s forces advanced to within 200 kilometers (124 miles) of Moscow before he pulled ...