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War correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky dies in cafe blast in central St. Petersburg

Russian interior ministry confirms his death

MOSCOW, April 2. /TASS/. Russia’s interior ministry has confirmed the death of war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky in a cafe blast in St. Petersburg.

"At 6:13 p.m. on April 2, 2023, the police received information about a blast in Universitetskaya Embankment 25. As a result, one person was killed. It was war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky. Sixteen people were wounded," the ministry’s press center told TASS on Sunday.

Vladlen Tatarsky (real name Maxim Fomin) became widely known at the beginning of Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine. He posted daily videos titled Vecherny Vladlen (Evening Vladlen) where he analyzed the course of the operation and gave advice to the mobilized. Apart from that, he shot a video from the event in the Kremlin when President Vladimir Putin delivered a speech on the accession of the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LPR and DPR), the Kherson and Zaporozhye regions to Russia.