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Bellingcat and “Radio Liberty” has published a new photo of Anatoly Chepiga

Bellingcat и "Радио Свобода" опубликовали новое фото Анатолия Чепиги

Reporters found portrait Chepiga star “Hero of Russia” on the pictures in the “Classmates”, showing part of the stand “Alumni – heroes” at the Museum of the history of DOCU.

“Radio Liberty” and the investigative group is Bellingcat published a new photo of GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, presumably, lurking under the name of Ruslana Bashirova. Photo Chepiga was discovered by the journalists of “Radio Liberty” open access in social networks “Classmates”, the publication reported on Tuesday, 2 October.

Photo posted on 26 June 2017, it shows the stand under the title “Alumni – heroes” at the Museum of history of the far Eastern higher military command school (DOKU), which, according to media reports, graduated from Anatoly Chapiha. “The Museum of the history of DOKU closed to the public from the street, but there are frequently held a celebration or just tours for schoolchildren, cadets and graduates of the school”, – specifies the edition.

The photo in the “Classmates”

In this free on the Internet you can find a large number of photos of the halls of the Museum, including a stand with portraits of graduates. From about 1999-2000 and 2012, this stand remained unchanged. In 2012 it posted a picture of the deceased in Dagestan Ivan Maslov, and in 2014 added portraits Chepiga and Alexander Popov, points out Bellingcat.

Among other pictures, reporters found a photo far right side of the stand and the portrait Chepiga star “Hero of Russia”, which clearly read his name, patronymic and surname. At the time of writing DW this photo was still in the public domain.

Real name Ruslan Bashirov

In late September Russian edition of the Insider and the international group called Bellingcat real name Ruslan Bashirov, who London accuses of poisoning the double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury. They say he is Anatoly Chapiha, Colonel of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Federation (GU, formerly known as the GRU), and was born on 5 April 1979 in the village of Nikolayevka in the Amur region. According to these data, Chapiha graduated from far Eastern higher military command school and went to serve in the 14th brigade of the GRU.

The names of the two Russians – Ruslan Bashirov and Alexander Petrov in September announced the Prosecutor’s office of the United Kingdom. British authorities said that they are the executors of the assassination attempt on Skipala and did not rule out that these names are fictional. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia has identified Bashirova and Petrov. September 13 was published their interview with the Russian TV channel RT. Men called its apparent involvement in the case Skripal “fatal coincidence” and said that not working at GRU. In turn, Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Jeremy hunt called the interview “fake TV show”.


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