The daughter of ultra-nationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin, close to Putin, dies in an explosion | International
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Daria Dugina, daughter of ultra-nationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin, was killed this Saturday night in a suspected car bomb attack outside Moscow, Russian investigators have reported. Dugin is a philosopher close to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who supports Russia absorbing Ukraine and other Russophone-populated territories.
“It was completely on fire, he lost control because he was driving at high speed and flew to the opposite side of the road,” said Andrei Krasnov, leader of the Russky Gorizont movement and an acquaintance of the family. Krasnov has told TASS that he knew Dugina personally and that the car he was traveling in belonged to his father. “As far as I understand, the target was Alexander Gelievich Dugin directly, or maybe both,” he told the Russian agency.
Father and daughter had attended a festival on the outskirts of the Russian capital. At the last moment, Dugin decided to change cars and not travel back to Moscow in the same car as his daughter, the Russian government newspaper has reported. Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
Dugina would have died from the explosion of a device placed in the Toyota Land Cruiser in which he was traveling at 9:00 p.m. Moscow time (8:00 p.m. in mainland Spain), as reported in a statement. The death is being investigated as a murder and at the moment “all hypotheses” are open.
The 30-year-old woman was a journalist and political scientist. She supported the ideas of her father and had participated in television debates defending the offensive in Ukraine. Earlier in the year, Dugina had been sanctioned by US and British authorities for “contributing to disinformation” about the Russian invasion.
Alexander Dugin is one of the most influential intellectuals within the Kremlin, sometimes known as Putin’s Rasputin. His best known work is The basics of geopolitics: the geopolitical future of Russia in which the tasks that the country must undertake to regain greatness in the transatlantic world are described. Dugin is also one of the main promoters of contemporary Eurasianism, a movement that declares that Russian civilization does not belong to Europe or Asia, but constitutes a separate and autonomous entity.
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