The daughter of the Russian nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin, Darya, has died after a car her father was due to travel in, exploded.
Sometimes described as “Putin’s brain”, Dugin is what might be called a radical traditionalist, as well as a “Eurasianist” or neo-Eurasianist. This means, that at 60 years old, he seeks the establishment of a bloc comprising the former Soviet Union, allied to the likes of Iran and Turkey, able to break the global leadership of a U.S. led West and lay down a new, multipolar leadership base.
Following the Western-backed Euromaidan coup, in Ukraine in 2014, Dugin strongly supported the annexation of the Crimea and pushed hard for strong intervention in the Donbas, after war broke out between Kyiv (Kiev) and pro-Russia separatists there. He blamed an internal struggle in the Kremlin between “patriotic, Orthodox, conservative forces and the liberal forces” backed by “most of the political elite [and] the oligarchs”, for Vladimir Putin’s failure to act as he wished him to.
As the Kremlin terms it, when special military operations in Ukraine was launched earlier this year, Dugin, as did his journalist daughter, 29-year-old Darya Dugina, supported the action. According to the BBC, after a car her father was supposed to be traveling in, exploded, as they were returning from the Tradition festival at the Zakharovo estate near Moscow, Darya was killed. Apparently, the senior Dugin, had decided to travel in another car only at the last minute.
According to a statement quoted by the Reuters news agency, Russian authorities said that-
“[a]n explosive device was placed on the underside of the car on the driver’s side” and confirmed that “Darya Dugina, who was behind the wheel, died at the scene,” …“The investigation believes that the crime was planned in advance and was of a contractual nature,”– Reuters News Agency
According to Tass, Maria Zakharova, the Russian foreign ministry’s main spokeswoman, implied Ukraine was suspected of involvement in the blast, saying that an investigation was still underway, but added that if
“the Ukrainian trace is confirmed… then we are talking about the policy of state terrorism implemented by the Kiev regime,”-Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman
Meanwhile, Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak, has insisted that-
“Ukraine, of course, had nothing to do with this because we are not a criminal state, like the Russian Federation, and moreover we are not a terrorist state.”-Mykhailo Podolyak, Ukrainian Presidential Adviser
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