"In an interview to Novaya Gazeta this Buryat named several names:
- Have there been [people] killed?
- No. There is Minakov whose leg was blown off in a tank. His leg was blown off to the shin. And he lost a toe on the right foot, also blown off...
"And this is probably the same Alexander Minakov from Chita, 20-years-old, a contract soldier with the separate 5th tank brigade, military installation 46108 (apparently he previously served in Ulan-Ude military installation 47130), called to service in November 2013:
"His latest post kind of hints: I would be with you if there were no war. Is Russia at war with somebody?" the blogger asks.
"His friend tanker Maxim Maximov (https://vk.com/id170759329) from Kyakhty is not planning to forget someone for some reason: 'Tankers are the elite, no one is forgotten, nothing is forgotten ... (Going home !!!)'
Friends of tanker Minakov describe their stayin in the steppes in a strange way. Here is private Nikolay Mudrov from Tomsk (born 1990 - https://vk.com/nikkem) writing: "The Imperial Guard. Dima knows what I am talking about."
Yes. Not only DIma, the whole world seems to know what you are talking abour!" the blogger concludes.