Pro-Russian Military Blogger Killed, 16 Wounded In Cafe Bombing

Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with France's President Emmanuel Macron (out of frame) in the sidelines of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, on November 30, 2018. - Global leaders gather in the Argentine capital for a two-day G20 summit beginning on Friday likely to be dominated by simmering international tensions over trade. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP via Getty Images)
  • Well-known Russian military blogger Vladlen Tatarsky was killed in a bomb blast in a cafe in St Petersburg on Sunday, Russian news agencies reported.
  • They quoted the interior ministry as confirming the death of Tatarsky and saying that 16 people had been wounded.
  • Tatarsky, whose real name was Maxim Fomin, had more than 560,000 followers on Telegram and was one of the most prominent of the influential military bloggers who have provided an often critical running commentary on Russia’s war in Ukraine.