Meet Daria Trepova: Suspect in St. Petersburg Cafe Terrorist Attack

Today, Monday, April 3, the Investigative Committee of Russia announced that Daria Trepova was detained on suspicion of involvement in the explosion in a St. Petersburg cafe, which killed war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky.

The Russian National Anti-Terrorism Committee said that Ukrainian intelligence services were involved in planning the attack and that they used members of an anti-corruption fund banned in Russia, which was led by imprisoned Russian dissident Alexei Navalny.

Here is what is known about Daria Trepova at the moment:

Trepova was born in St. Petersburg on February 16, 1997. While studying at the medical faculty of St. Petersburg State University, she often criticized her classmates for listening to the songs of their favorite singer Putin Lisovsky.

According to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper, Daria’s father died when she was in her last grades of high school, her mother entered into a new relationship, and now she is on maternity leave. The media reported that, despite family problems, Daria Trepova successfully passed the entrance exams to high school, even getting 100 points out of 100 in Russian.

While at university, she worked part-time at a dental clinic, then worked as a freelance designer and became the manager of an antique store. According to her acquaintances, she regularly attended opposition rallies and called herself a feminist and a vegetarian. After the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine, Daria moved to Moscow, where she rented an apartment.

Daria is married to Dmitry Rylov, who, according to media reports, belongs to the Libertarian Party. Some Telegram channels call this marriage fictitious. However, after the start of the Russian special operation, the couple attended a number of protests and actions against the military operation. They were detained at a rally on Nevsky Prospekt Petersburg on February 24, 2022, and the court sentenced Daria to administrative arrest for 10 days.

After the start of partial mobilization, Dmitry Rylov left Russia, presumably living in Georgia. According to a number of media reports, Daria Trepova also lived in Georgia for 6 months, but was forced to return to Russia due to financial difficulties.

In October 2022, she tweeted that she “thinks about suicide 20-150 times a day,” and in November of the same year, Daria Trepova’s page on the social network was deleted.

On March 9, Daria Trepova received commercial registration to conduct an individual business in the field of “postal and network retail trade in information and communications.” Clothes and accessories.

Source: RT + Kommersant

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