The subject of another investigation, aimed at revealing location of Russian soldiers, is Vitaly Tupikin from Volgodonsk, Russian, who is hiding behind several social media profiles (profile 1, profile 2). He is so obsessed with social media that had registered a page for his dog. His major profile is"I am mercenary"-styled (archive of profile, album, contacts). All of his pages have similar images. The analysis of the pages revealed the following:
On Oct. 28, 2016, Tupikin uploaded an image from barracks in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast of Russia, to his Odnoklassniki album.
Interior decoration of the premises is the same as pictured by another militant Grekov, mentioned in InformNapalm articles previously.
Tupikin has posted numerous images from Ukraine.
On Dec. 9, 2015, in Donetsk, the commentary reads "On a business trip." Coordinates of the roof are 48.0299096, 37.7934822.
On Dec. 22, 2015, Amstor supermarket, evidenced by phone number on the advertising board.
On Jan. 28, 2016, on the backdrop of Russian Tigr armored vehicle. A boiler-house plant chimney is visible on the backdrop.
The same chimney is seen on another image:
Presumably, the photos were made in the territory of a hospital or a healthcare center. The most recent winter image shows a rifle with a label reading last name of a soldier. This is peculiar for career soldiers unit rather than regular mercenaries' detachment.
A series of spring photos ( 1, 2, 3) follows, made in a field camp of Chkalov training field of Rostov Oblast.
Several months later Vitaly is back in Donetsk, accompanied by another soldier from the 33rd brigade, Alexey Borodin (archives of profile, album, contacts ). Borodin is more cautious on social media than Tupikin.
Borodin's belonging to the 33rd separate motorized rifle brigade is confirmed by his pictures with comrades at the same Chkalov training field.
During his second 'business trip' to Donetsk, Vitaly Tupikin was visiting the city's places of interest and posing against some forged statues.
"Tupikin's passion about selfies on the roof of the same building of former Eatern Customs Office of the State Fiscal Service in Donetsk might mean that Russian servicemen have installed communication means on the top of this building," the authors of the investigation conclude.