Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

Who is behind the murder of Putin’s propagandist?

Maxim Fomin, otherwise known as Vladlen Tatarksy (Credit: Vladlen Tatarsky/Telegram)

Those who live by hate often die by hate, too. Maxim Fomin, better known as Vladlen Tatarsky, was one of the ultra-nationalist social media ‘milbloggers’ who emerged largely off the back of Russia’s war on Ukraine. On Sunday evening, he was addressing a gathering at a cafe in St Petersburg when he was killed by a bomb that also injured another 16 people.

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