Russia: the daughter of an ideologue close to the Kremlin killed in the explosion of his car
The daughter of a Russian ideologue close to the Kremlin, fervent support of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Alexander Dougin, was killed on Saturday evening in the explosion of his car in the Moscow region, indicated this Sunday August 21 the Russian Investigative Committee.
Daria Dougina, a journalist and political scientist, who also showed open support for the Russian offensive in Ukraine, was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser when it exploded and caught fire on a highway near the village of Bolchiye Viaziomy, about forty kilometers from Moscow, according to the press release.
The young woman, born in 1992, “was killed on the spot”, he specifies.
According to investigators, an explosive device was placed in the vehicle, and everything suggests that “the crime was planned in advance and ordered”, underlines the press release.
An investigation for “homicide” has been opened, adds the Committee, responsible for the main criminal investigations in the country.
Ultra-nationalist writer Alexander Dougin targeted
According to relatives of the family, quoted by Russian news agencies, it was the ultra-nationalist intellectual and writer Alexander Dugin, 60, who was targeted by the explosion, Daria having borrowed her father’s car for this shift.
Promoter of the “eurasist” doctrine, a sort of alliance between Europe and Asia under Russian leadership, Alexandre Douguine, who influences part of the French far right, has been targeted since 2014 by EU sanctions taken in the wake of the annexation of the Ukrainian Crimean peninsula by Russia.
In recent years, Ukraine has banned several of his works, including “Ukraine. My war. Geopolitical Journal” et “Eurasian Revenge of Russiae”.
For her part, Daria Douguina had been targeted by British sanctions since July, with London accusing her of disseminating “disinformation about Ukraine” online.
The leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR), self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, on Sunday accused Ukrainian forces of being behind the assassination of Daria Dugina.
“Ukrainian regime terrorists tried to liquidate Alexander Dugin, but blew up his daughter,” Pushilin said on Telegram.
“If the Ukrainian track is confirmed (…) and it must be verified by the competent authorities, it will be the policy of state terrorism put in place by the kyiv regime”, reacted on Telegram the door -spokesman of Russian diplomacy Maria Zakharova.
For his part, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency, Mikhaïlo Podoliak, denied any Ukrainian involvement in this attack.
“Ukraine undoubtedly had nothing to do with yesterday’s explosion, because we are not a criminal state,” Podoliak said in a televised appearance.
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