St Petersburg Cafe Explosion Kills Military Blogger


An explosion in a St Petersburg cafe has resulted in the death of prominent Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, as confirmed by Russia’s Interior Ministry. At least 16 people were injured in the blast at Street Bar Cafe, according to police reports.

Videos posted on social media show the aftermath of the explosion and injured people on the street. It is not yet known who was behind the attack. Vladlen Tatarsky (real name Maxim Fomin) was a vocal supporter of Russia’s war in Ukraine, having reported from the Ukraine frontline. He gained particular notoriety last year after posting a video filmed inside the Kremlin, where he stated “We will defeat everyone, we will kill everyone, we will rob everyone as necessary. Just as we like it.”

Interior ministry sources have told RIA news agency that a bomb was hidden in a statue presented to Tatarsky in a box as a gift. This has yet to be confirmed.

The incident has sparked shock and outrage across Russia and Ukraine, with many now calling for an investigation into the attack. It is unclear what the motive behind the attack was, but it is clear that Tatarsky’s outspoken views on the war in Ukraine may have been a factor.

The tragedy has highlighted the dangers of speaking out against the government in Russia and Ukraine, and has raised questions about the safety of journalists and bloggers in the region. It is hoped that a thorough investigation into the incident will be conducted and that those responsible will be brought to justice.

The death of Vladlen Tatarsky is a great loss to both Russia and Ukraine, and his legacy will live on through his work. His death serves as a reminder of the risks faced by those who speak out against injustice and oppression, and of the importance of protecting freedom of speech.