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Cargo ID: #705

English Name: Maxim Yurievich Fomin (pseudonym: Vladlen Tatarsky)

Russian Name: Фомин Максим Юрьевич (псевдоним: Владлен Татарский)

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Date of Birth: April 25, 1982 (age: 40 years)

Place of Birth: Makiyivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine

TIN (Tax ID): 502759987943

Social Media:, (2), (3),, Telegram

Awarded: Order of Courage (ph.)

The National Republican Army has claimed credit for the killing of Tatarsky.
Quote from the National Republican Army: "On 2 April 2023, we organized and carried out an action against the Z-activists group and personally against the well-known war propagandist, war criminal Maxim Fomin, known as Vladlen Tatarsky. This action was prepared and carried out by us independently, and we have no connection with and did not receive assistance from any foreign structures, let alone security services."

Previously, the National Republican Army also claimed credit for the attack that killed Darya Dugina in August 2022


Vladlen was convicted of the armed robbery of a bank in December 2011. He was sentenced to a correctional colony in the city of Gorlovka for 12 years.

In 2014, the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine escalated. Vladlen was still serving his time in the prison when on July 21, 2014, a battle broke out right next to it. On August 27, Vladlen managed to escape from prison amongst the chaos in the area. Without hesitation, Tatarsky joined the militia, taking the call sign "Professor".

At first, Vladlen fought under the command of the field commander of the Gorlovka militia, Igor Bezler. Then he served in the unit "Vityaz". After the transformation of the militia into the people's militia, he transferred to the reconnaissance company of the 4th brigade of the NM of the LPR, where he served until the end of 2014.

In the spring of 2015, he returned to the service again, having fought for a year in the Vostok battalion. In 2017, he signed a contract with the NM of the LPR and was sent to battalion reconnaissance. Tatarsky had to serve in the LPR, since he was not taken to the NM DPR due to his criminal record.

After leaving the service, Maxim decided to try himself as a blogger. Under the pseudonym Vladlen Tatarsky, he created his own group, Waste Heaps of Donbass. The group covers events related to the conflict in Donbass. Since the beginning of the resumption of hostilities, Vladlen returned to the front line again, but now as a military correspondent.

Every day, Tatarsky uploaded on his VKontakte page and in the Telegram channel a video “Daytime Vladlen” or “Evening Vladlen” with a report on what happened during the day at the front. He also published two books: "War" and the autobiographical story "Running".

On April 2, 2023, Vladlen was speaking at a promotional event for his upcoming book "Meditation", which is a collection of short stories. The event was taking place at the "Street Food Bar #1" cafe in St. Petersburg. The cafe is part of Yevgeny Prigozhin's "Concord" group . It is located on the "fashionable" Vasiliev Island.


Image from 2018

English Name: Ksenia Vladimirovna Fomina

Russian Name: Ксения Владимировна Фомина

Date of Birth: September 15, 1986

Social Media: (private),


Image from 2016, Daniil was 18-years-old by the time his father was killed.

English Name: Daniil Fomin

Russian Name: Фомин Даниил

Date of Birth: November 3, 2004

Social Media:,


English Name: Marina Fomina

Russian Name: Марина Фомина

Date of Birth: November 2, 1983

Social Media:

Education: Donbas State Pedagogical University (2003-2007)


English Name: Ravilya Minyurova (Fomina)

Russian Name: Равиля Минюрова (Фомина)

Date of Birth: March 25, 1963

Social Media:,


In Moscow, the "people's memorial" in honor of Tatarsky was removed and packed into black garbage bags after only one day.


"We will defeat everyone, we will kill everyone, we will rob everyone we need, everything will be as we like."

Darya Dugina and Vladlen Tatarsky were close friends. Alexander Dugin said Vladlen was like a son to him.
Tatarsky was close with the Akhmat unit, which became famous for torturing and killing a Ukrainian POW (see Cargo ID #333)
The order awarding Vladlen Tatarsky the Order of Courage posthumously
Prigozhin also offered to enroll Tatarsky in Wagner and to provide his relatives with all the appropriate death benefits
"Vladlen Tatarsky - eternal memory of all Russia." Written on the same flag that was hoisted over the center of Bakhmut.
Celebrating the capture of Mariupol
"In the Department of National Policy and Interregional Relations of the city of Moscow."

Images and video of the bombing and its aftermath can be found below. Do not scroll past here if you do not wish to see potentially disturbing content.


Footage of the actual explosion


Footage of the explosion from an exterior view


Vladlen Tatarsky confirmed Cargo 200

Vladlen Tatarsky after the bombing

The exterior aftermath of the bombing


Footage showing various views of Daria Trepova in the immediate aftermath of the explosion (the woman who delivered the explosives, likely unwittingly, to Tatarsky).


Interrogation of Daria Trepova that was published by Russian authorities after her arrest. Translated by @WarTranslatedx