A WAGNER Group cemetery was demolished after leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was killed in a fireball jet crash.
Hundreds of graves in the Russian village of Nikolayevka had their crosses removed and were leveled to the ground.
Earlier this year, the mercenary cemetery emerged in the southwestern region of Samara Oblast, where the late Wagner warlord unveiled a black obelisk in April.
But on Friday, crosses and wreaths were “piled up like rubbish” and the avenue that once served as a memorial was replaced with a gravel-covered field.
A video of the work is up
“Where this path is, there were graves. Everything was demolished,” said an unidentified supporter of the Wagner group.
“What are you doing?” he asks.
“It’s blasphemy. People died for Russia and they leveled all their graves.”
“What are you doing, aren’t you afraid of God?”
He then shows the stacks of wooden crosses and wreaths and the gravel being laid out where the cemetery once was.
“Crosses for all the dead, remember the year – 2023.”
“All Wagner wreaths thrown in a heap.
“And here, where the work is in progress, there were graves of Wagnerites.
He added: “Nikolaev Cemetery, unclear what’s going on, all crosses and wreaths have been collected.”
“I have no idea what they’re doing here.”
The video shared by the X account @Ukrainene was followed by a short description.
“The destruction of the graves of the Wagnerites in the cemetery where Prigozhin opened the obelisk in the settlement of Nikolaevka, Samara region, Russia was declared,” it said.
“Prigozhin believed that the monument would remain for centuries so that descendants would remember the exploits of Wagner fighters.
“Currently there were more than 500 graves in this cemetery.
“However, Prigozhin has not yet been buried, but destroyed.”
There was no official comment from the Samara Oblast authorities on the works.
It will be paved with concrete and a black pyramid is said to appear at the site of each tomb. local media reported.