Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugindied this Saturday night when the car he was driving exploded near the town of Bolshie Vyazemy, in the Moscow region, according to local media reports.
Several reports claim that the explosion could be an attack, possibly directed against the intellectual with ties to the Kremlin, considered the “brain” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Social media was filled with images of Dugin at the scene, clutching his head in front of the burning car.
DUGIN’S DAUGHTER, DARIA DUGINA, KILLED
They blew up the car driven by Daria Dugina, born in 1992, who is the daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin. Pyotr Lundstrem, musician clarified that Dugin himself was supposed to drive in this car.
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Witnesses pointed out that around 9:45 p.m. local time the vehicle suffered a strong explosion while on the road and littered the entire area with rubble. The car then crashed into a fence before being completely engulfed in flames.
“A Toyota Land Cruiser Prado was blown up in the village of Velyki Vyazomy, outside Moscow. The driver died, law enforcement reported. According to some media, Alexander Dugin’s daughter, Daria, is the person killed in the explosion,” the Tass agency reported.
Also, local newspapers reported that the emergency services were unable to identify the person’s body that he was driving when he found himself completely burned.
Dugina -who was dedicated to journalism, philosophy and political science- It had been included on June 4, 2022 on the list of those sanctioned by the United Kingdom against Russian personalities in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine for “providing support or promoting policies” to destabilize the country presided over by Volodimir Zelensky.
The authorities have not commented on the matter at the moment, but the separatist head of the Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, wrote on his Telegram account that behind the attack are “terrorists of the Ukrainian regime” They were trying to kill Dugin.
Dugin, also known as “Putin’s Rasputin” by the international press, he is the de facto author of Putin’s Ukrainian strategy. Although he has no official government position – he is more of a part-time academic and former editor-in-chief of Tsargrad TV, a network known for its ardent support of both Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church – he has been perpetually cautious about details of his relationship with the Russian president.