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Woman suspected of murdering Russian blogger put on wanted list

Police believe Darya Trepova was behind the blast that killed Vladlen Tatarsky

Darya Trepova, the suspect in Sunday’s bombing in St. Petersburg that killed prominent war blogger Vladlen Tatarsky, has been placed on the wanted list, the Russian Interior Ministry has said.

Tatarsky (real name Maksim Fomin) was hosting a live event with fans at a café in the city’s historical center, when a bomb went off, killing him and injuring over 30 people. A former fighter from Donbass, Tatarsky was extensively covering the Russia-Ukraine armed conflict on his Telegram channel.

According to police, Trepova is 26 years old. Media outlets have reported that security forces were conducting a search in her St. Petersburg apartment. 

Multiple witnesses told Russian media that a young woman, who was one of the guests at Tatarsky’s event, gave him a figurine as a gift shortly before the explosion.

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