ER Editor: See also this Sputnik News piece titled
Moscow on Vladlen Tatarsky’s Death: Int’l Organizations Ignore Kiev’s Threats to Russian Journalists
Here are some tweets to accompany the RT story below —
Translation: Attack in a St. Petersburg cafe where a secret meeting with the head of the Wagner group should have been held, which was cancelled at the last moment
Attentat dans un café de Saint-Petersbourg, où devait se tenir une réunion secrète avec le chef du groupe Wagner qui s’est décommandé au dernier moment… pic.twitter.com/8SX099BqSl
— SILVANO TROTTA OFFICIEL (@silvano_trotta) April 2, 2023
RIP victims of ukronazi terrorism
Daria Dugina and Vladlen Tatarsky pic.twitter.com/b1qg6cJj54
— Maria (@real1maria) April 2, 2023
🇷🇺An improvised explosive device that went off in a St. Petersburg cafe was carried there by a girl. This is reported by several media at once.
She hid the IED in a figurine, which she presented to military commander Vladlen Tatarsky, who died as a result of the terrorist…
— Donbass Devushka (@PeImeniPusha) April 2, 2023
Donbass fighter and known blogger Vladlen Tatarsky pictured here with Rybar and in a solo photo. RIP hero. pic.twitter.com/FrlHhrOv7E
— Donbass Devushka (@PeImeniPusha) April 2, 2023
⚡️#BREAKING The girl who handed the box to military journalist Vladlen Tatarsky is in one of the hospitals in St. Petersburg — local sources pic.twitter.com/RFk2MINjck
— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) April 2, 2023
From Glenn Greenwald and Pepe Escobar —
Gee, I wonder who carried out this terrorist attack on a cafe in St. Petersburg where a Russian journalist was killed as he held an event on the war in Ukraine, along with 12 others who were wounded. Wonder if it might be the same people who murdered Darya Dungina in her car? https://t.co/Kb2abjQfr8
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 2, 2023
THEY BOMB JOURNALISTS, DON’T THEY?
On the assassination of Vladlen Tatarsky in a St. Petersburg cafe:
Ukrainian neo-Nazis have now started a terror campaign against Donbass/ Russian military correspondents.
— Pepe Escobar (@RealPepeEscobar) April 2, 2023
Video showing the moment Daria Teprova, planting the bomb in a cafe in St Petersburg which killed over a dozen civilians including Vladen Tatarsky. She’s currently in custody and being questioned over terrorism charges pic.twitter.com/H18XSsWnAH
— LogKa (@LogKa11) April 2, 2023
🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺⚡️The number of victims in the St. Petersburg cafe has increased to 23 people, among the victims there is a child, four people are in serious condition.
According to preliminary information, two main versions of what happened are currently being considered.
— Тоби айоделе -Tboy🇷🇺 🇳🇬 (@TobiAyodele) April 2, 2023
See also the latest from RT — Who was Vladlen Tatarsky, the blogger killed in St. Petersburg
Prominent Russian military blogger killed in St. Petersburg blast
At least 19 people were reported injured by a suspected IED explosion in a city center café
An explosion that rocked the ‘Street Bar’ café in St. Petersburg, Russia on Sunday has claimed at least one life and left 19 people injured, authorities have reported.
Vladlen Tatarsky (real name Maksim Fomin), a military correspondent and blogger, was killed in the incident, according to emergency services.
Tatarsky joined the Donbass militias back in 2014 in the wake of the Maidan coup in Kiev. He has since become known in Russia as a blogger and a correspondent reporting on the situation in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Tatarsky has also authored several books.
According to Readovka news outlet, the man was hosting a live event for supporters of his work when an explosion ripped through the building, blowing the café’s glass front into the street.
Emergency services have reported that an improvised explosive device was detonated near the stage in the cafe.
The incident is reminiscent of another attack on a Russian journalist. In August 2022, Darya Dugina was assassinated in a car blast. She was the daughter of philosopher Aleksandr Dugin, who Western media have described as an ideologue of Russian nationalism. According to some reports, he might have been the real target of the attack. Russian security services later claimed that Ukrainian agents were behind the killing.
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