Russia Update: Blogger Critical of War in Ukraine Says Article on “2,000 Soldiers Killed” is Fake

August 28, 2015
Grave of Ivan Kardapolov, a Russian soldier in the 16th Separate Spetsnaz Brigade of the GRU (unit 54607), killed in battle in Ukraine. Bloggers Ruslan Leviev and Vadim Korovin tracked VKontakte accounts to find the graves of 3 GRU soldiers.

A report from an obscure Russian web site that claimed to reveal 2,000 Russian soldiers killed in the war in Ukraine is believed to be a fake by a Russian blogger critical of the war.

Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies.

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