A car belonging to Alexander Dugin, a far-right theorist who has influenced Putin, exploded near Moscow on Saturday night, the 20th. His daughter Daria is dead.
News website Baza reports that Dugin was supposed to be in the car, but changed plans at the last minute.
Dugin is credited with helping to shape the government’s narrative around Ukraine as a path to Russian reconstruction and a kind of “spiritual warfare.”
Following in her father’s footsteps, Daria Dukina has recently appeared several times about Ukraine and her belief that “most of the country will accept a Eurasian empire.”
According to eyewitnesses, the explosion hit the vehicle in the middle of the road and debris was scattered everywhere. According to photos and videos from the scene, the car crashed into a fence and burst into flames.
Emergency services at the scene said at least one person was inside the car and died instantly in the blast. A woman whose body was recovered was unrecognizable.
Initial reports suggest that a home-made bomb may have been responsible for the blast.
Although he served as an adviser to several politicians, Dugin did not have official support from the Kremlin. In 2014, he was fired from his job at Moscow State University: “Ukrainians should be killed, killed, killed. I tell you this as a teacher.
Below, the moment Dugin allegedly saw her daughter’s car burst into flames.
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