Who is Prigozhin’s flight attendant Kristina Raspopova? Stewardess who told of mystery jet repairs before doomed flight

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s flight attendant reported unexplained repairs to the warlord’s jet before it crashed.

Stewardess Kristina Raspopova is believed to be one of the ten people who died on the doomed flight.

Flight attendant Kristina Raspopova is believed to have died in the crash


Flight attendant Kristina Raspopova is believed to have died in the crashPhoto credit: East2West
The 39-year-old worked on Prigozhin's private jet


The 39-year-old worked on Prigozhin’s private jetPhoto credit: East2West

Who was Kristina Raspopova?

Kristina Raspopova was a flight attendant.

The 39-year-old is believed to have been working on Prigozhin’s private jet, a white and blue Embraer Legacy 600 business jet.

According to her Facebook page, she lived in Moscow and was also born in the Russian capital.

It also shows that before her studies at the Moscow University of Finance and Law, she attended a private school.

Her page also states that she got divorced and used the surname Yadrevskaya.

What did she say before the flight?

Before the plane crash on Wednesday, August 23, 2021, Kristina told her loved ones about a robbery.

She posted one final photo on her Facebook page as she waited at an airport cafe to board the jet.

Before boarding the flight, she spoke to her family and told them about a mysterious attack.

According to Telegram channel VChK-OGPU, she hinted that the plane was “repaired” before the flight.

One of Kristina’s relatives said: “She said she was in Moscow and was leaving today or tomorrow.”

“The aircraft was serviced or urgently repaired.

“They were waiting for the flight. Some kind of maintenance, so nothing special.”

“They have flown in and were about to take off. There was nothing wrong.

“It seemed like she had been there for a while. That’s at least a few days.”

They added: “She said the flight was a domestic flight. They were waiting for a call telling them when to fly.”

“Regarding the maintenance of the aircraft, she said it was either maintenance or it was just an aircraft repair, something like that.”

“They were waiting for the start order.”

Who else died in the crash?

Wagner boss Prigozhin was presumed dead after the escape, as was his deputy Dmitri Utkin.

Other people on the affected flight included security chief Valery Chekalov, officers Sergei Propustin and Nikolai Matyusiev, and bodyguards Yevgeny Makaryan and Alexander Totmin.

Pilot Aleksei Levshin and co-pilot Rustam Karimov also reportedly died in the crash.

So far, none of the bodies recovered from the crash site have been identified.

It is understood that DNA testing will be done as the bodies are so badly burned.

Wagner boss Prigozhin had infuriated Vladimir Putin after he compromised his authority in a short-lived coup two months ago.

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This has led to speculation that the rebel’s jet was shot out of the sky in revenge by the Russian leader.

A British intelligence source said the tyrant had ordered his secret service, the FSB, to assassinate his former friend.

According to Facebook, Kristina lived in Moscow


According to Facebook, Kristina lived in MoscowPhoto credit: East2West
She posted a final photo while waiting for the flight


She posted a final photo while waiting for the flightPhoto credit: East2West
The Prigozhin plane pictured crashed 50 kilometers from Putin's palace


The Prigozhin plane pictured crashed 50 kilometers from Putin’s palacePhoto credit: Reuters
The Wagner warlord was presumed dead after the crash


The Wagner warlord was presumed dead after the crashPhoto credit: AFP

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing edmund@ustimespost.com.

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