The assassination of Darya Dugina, daughter of Russian extremist philosopher Alexander Dugin, came shortly after her father (dubbed “Putin’s brain”) actually criticized Moscow dictator Vladimir Putin for failing to conquer and crush Ukraine after six months of fighting.
Highly Perplexing Assassination After Six Months of War
29-year-old far-right Russian TV presenter Darya Dugina was driving her SUV back toward Moscow on Saturday night when an explosive device went off and ripped her to pieces.
Her father was apparently driving alongside her in another vehicle. He was caught on video footage immediately on the scene of the explosion, grabbing his head with both of his hands in a sign of despair.
60-year-old Alexander Dugin is a Russian political theorist and occult writer. He is probably the most important propagandist of the regime of Vladimir Putin in intellectual terms.
Dugin has been a major “intellectual” proponent of Russian imperialism, exceptionalism, and nationalism. He revived terms such as the “Russian World” and “Novorossiya” (“New Russia”).
Dugin’s daughter, Darya, has been parroting the postulates of her father and propagating the invasion of Ukraine.
She made headlines in recent months by denying Russian war crimes and acts of genocide against the Ukrainian civilians in Northern Ukraine, including in the town of Bucha.
Dugina seems to have been the person to have invented a conspiracy theory in which the massacres in Bucha were staged by Ukraine, Britain, and America because the name of the town sounds similar to the English word “butcher.”
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Dugin's daughter, Daria Dugina, was killed in a blast near Moscow. https://t.co/DsBCW588Z4
— ABC News (@ABC) August 22, 2022
Alexander Dugin, whose daughter Darya was killed Saturday by a car bomb, is the high priest of a virulent brand of Russian nationalism that has become increasingly influential in Moscow. https://t.co/XEmLKc8wWf
— CNN International (@cnni) August 22, 2022
‘Real Russian Heart’
In his first public statement on the assassination that was meant for him, Dugin accused Ukraine of perpetrating the attack.
Ukraine’s government has officially denied any involvement, stating that it’s not a “terrorist state like Russia.”
Ilya Ponomarev, an exiled Russian opposition politician based in Ukraine, told media outlets that responsibility for the assassination has been claimed by the “National Republic Army,” a new anti-Putin organization inside Russia.
Dugin, however, blamed solely the Ukrainians and demanded Moscow to carry out “more than just revenge” for his daughter’s death.
It has emerged, however, that just days before the assassination, Dugin posted comments online which severely criticized the Russian dictator for failing to crush the Ukrainians so far.
In response to Dugin’s criticism, there was even what seems to be an online campaign designed to disparage the extremist Russian nationalist philosopher on part of the Moscow regime.
The new revelations in question seem to suggest Dugina may have been killed by Putin loyalists; a hit against her father was supposed to have been eliminated.
In the meantime, Russia’s main intelligence agency, the FSB, the successor of the Soviet KGB, claimed Dugina’s assassination was carried out by a female Ukrainian spy named Natalia Vovk.
On Monday, Putin himself expressed his “sincere condolences” to the Dugin family over the death of a “bright, talented person” who had a “real Russian heart.”
Both Dugin and his late daughter openly called for the destruction of Ukraine and the extermination of Ukrainians.
Daughter of the prominent #Russia|n Nazi ideologist Alexander Dugin, Darya Platonova (Dugina) publicly described Ukrainians as “subhumans” and called for the Russian occupation of #Ukraine and extermination of Ukrainian identity. I am sorry if I am not sorry about her death. pic.twitter.com/QA2KRnmacy
— Alex Kokcharov (@AlexKokcharov) August 20, 2022
This article appeared in MorningPress and has been published here with permission.
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