“Time for magic”: how the Russian FSB forged the military certificate of the “Dugina killer”
Russia accuses Ukrainian Natalya Vovk of killing the daughter of the ideologist of the “Russian world” Daria Dugina. A Finnish expert has found out how the FSB faked a woman's military ID.
Expert Lauri Linnamäe analyzed the “military certificate” presented by the FSB named Natalie Volk, whom Russia calls a fighter of the Azov regiment and the organizer of the murder, Daria Dugina. The specialist demonstrated 5 elements by which you can be sure that the work of the Russians is fake.
How the FSB disgraced itself with a “military certificate”
The first screenshot shows the battalion's certificate ” Azov”, presented by the FSB, which is seen through the main online forensic tools. Forensics shows the time a Photoshop artist spent on a clone tool thanks to some very subtle template.
Photoshop artist spent on Lauri Linnamäe's clone tool
According to an expert, nothing beats a killer shadow effect. There is no limit to what you can achieve with Gaussian Blur.
Shadow effect on the ID/photo by Lauri Linnamäe
“What do you call those levels of jpeg errors that do not match when inserting an object on the background? Provocation,” said Linnamäe.
Mistakes in pasting an object into a background/photo by Lauri Linnamäe
The expert joked that one should “forget about the great tricks when you cut someone's face out of the background” . And “the good old soft-edged eraser is more like a tractor”.
Face cut-out error with background/photo by Lauri Linnamäe
The fifth screenshot shows “time for magic wand”.
“A few more levels of errors: head, background, stamp. See where I'm leading?” Linnamäe added.
“Time for the magic wand”/photo by Lauri Linnamäe
Estonia responded to the Russian version
Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu called a provocation the statement of the Russian FSB about involvement in the murder of Darya Dugina, Ukrainian woman Natalia Vovk and her flight into the country.
He said that Russia is trying to put pressure on Estonia with its support from Ukraine.
“Estonia considers the statements of the FSB as a Russian provocation. We have nothing more to add to this,” Reinsalu said.
Recall that earlier in Russia they said that the “perpetrator of the murder” was already allegedly in Estonia. They demand that Tallinn hand over the woman to them, and if the request is not fulfilled, they threaten with “tough actions”.
What is known about the murder of Dugin's daughter
- On the evening of August 20, on The suburbs exploded Land Cruiser Prado, owned by the daughter of the mastermind of the path of Daria Duginy. It happened right in the middle of traffic. The driver and the girl died at the scene.
- It is known that Daria was returning from the Tradition festival. Her father was supposed to ride in the same car, but at the last moment he got into another one.
- Russian law enforcement officers opened a criminal case under the article on premeditated murder. They claim that explosives were planted in the car.
New details of blowing up the car of propagandist Dugin: watch the video