The GuardianThe Guardian

Russian pro-war military blogger killed in blast at St Petersburg cafe

By Pjotr Sauer

03 Apr 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

A prominent pro-war Russian military blogger has been killed in a blast in a cafe in St Petersburg, Russia. The Guardian reports on the incident and its implications.

A prominent pro-war Russian military blogger has been killed in a blast in a cafe in central St Petersburg, Russia’s interior ministry said in a statement.

Vladlen Tatarsky, whose real name was Maxim Fomin, had more than 560,000 followers on Telegram and was one of the country’s most influential military bloggers.

Sign in to informed

  • Curated articles from premium publishers, ad-free
  • Concise Daily Briefs with quick-read summaries
  • Read, listen, save for later, or enjoy offline
  • Enjoy personalized content