War correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky was killed in an explosion at a meeting with fans in the Street Bar cafe. The explosive device was brought by Daria Trepova. Earlier, another woman was under suspicion.
Soon Daria Trepova was detained, her apartment was stormed by the FSB special forces.
Daria Trepova holds anti-war and feminist views. Her husband Dmitry Rylov is a member of the unregistered Libertarian Party of Russia.
He said that he did not believe that Daria could have committed a terrorist attack:
I believe that Daria was set up and used by some people for their own purposes. I am 100% sure that Daria did not know what exactly she was bringing into the hall.
As Daria Trepova herself stated, a figurine with explosives was handed over to her by a certain man, saying that there was a ‘bug’ in the figurine, with the help of which, in his words, one could collect compromising evidence on Vladlen Tatarsky for the purpose of further recruitment.
In the video, Daria Trepova testifies.
The Russian media launched an angry rhetoric against the Russian opposition. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation and former President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev called the Russian opposition “stinky” and accused of terrorism:
All these stinking FBK and MBKh-media, Navalny, Volkov, Ponomarev and other Khodorkovskys have become just ordinary terrorists and murderers.
We organized and carried out an action on April 2, 2023 against a group of Z-activists and personally against the well-known warmonger and propagandist of war, war criminal Maxim Fomin, known as Vladlen Tatarsky.
Video of the moment of the explosion:
Daria Trepova passes the statuette to Vladlen Tatarsky and sits down next to him a few meters away. After a few seconds, there will be an explosion.
Vladlen Tatarsky, real name Maxim Fomin, born in 1982 in Makeevka, Ukraine. In 2011, Maxim Fomin was sentenced to 8 years in prison for armed bank robbery.
During the events of 2014, Fomin escaped from prison, taking advantage of the confusion due to hostilities in the Donbass.
Shortly thereafter, Fomin joined the pro-Russian separatists and participated in the hostilities against Ukraine.
In 2019, Fomin took up journalism and published several books.In honor of the hero of the novel Viktor Pelevin, “Generation Pi” took the pseudonym “Vladlen Tatarsky”.
After the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, among other war correspondents, he covered military operations.Vladlen Tatarsky led several channels in Yotube and Telegram. Was awarded the National Internet Content Award ‘The Power in Truth’.
Known for his public quote: “We will defeat everyone, we will kill everyone, we will rob everyone we need, everything will be the way we love.”