LThe daughter of Alexander Dugin, a Russian ideologue close to the Kremlin, was killed Saturday evening when his car exploded in a Moscow suburb, Russia’s intelligence agency said in a statement on Sunday.
Journalist and political scientist Daria Dougina was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on the highway near the village of Bolchie Vyasiomi, 40 kilometers from Moscow, when it exploded before bursting into flames.
The young woman, born in 1992, was “killed on the spot,” he said.
Investigating officials have said that an explosive device was placed in the vehicle.
An investigation into the “murder” has been opened, adds the body responsible for the country’s major criminal investigations.
According to relatives of the family quoted by Russian press agencies, it was the ultra-nationalist intellectual and writer Alexander Dakin, who was targeted by the blast, that Daria borrowed her father’s car for the trip.
Alexandre Duguin, a promoter of the “Eurasist” doctrine, a kind of alliance between Europe and Asia under the leadership of Russia, which influences part of the French far-right, has been targeted by EU sanctions since 2014. Ukrainian Crimean Peninsula by Russia.
In recent years, Ukraine has banned several of his books, including “Ukraine. My War. Geopolitical Magazine” and “Russia’s Eurasian Revenge”.
Denis Bushilin, head of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian separatist group in eastern Ukraine, Denis Bushilin, on Sunday blamed Ukrainian forces for the assassination of Daria Dukina.
“Ukrainian regime terrorists tried to liquidate Alexander Dugin, but blew up his daughter,” Bushilin said in a telegram.
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