According to state news agency TASS, Russian authorities confirmed Sunday that the explosive device believed to have been planted in the car the deceased woman was riding in when it exploded outside Moscow killed the daughter of prominent Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin.
According to the press office of the Russian Investigative Committee, TASS, investigators have opened a criminal case into the death of Darya Dugina. They claim that at around 9:00 p.m. local time on Saturday, close to the village of “Bolshiye Vyazemy, an explosive device, presumably installed in the Toyota Land Cruiser, went off on a public road and the car caught fire,”
Darya Dugina, daughter of Alexander Dugin a significant Putin influencing ideologue – killed in car bomb.
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“At the site, the female driver passed away. We determined the deceased’s identity: Daria Dugina is a journalist and political commentator “It was included in a Telegram message.
TASS reported on Sunday that Dugina was killed when her automobile caught fire after an explosion, according to Andrei Krasnov, the leader of the Russky Gorizont (Russian Horizon) social organization and a close friend of the woman’s family.
Krasnov claimed to know Dugina personally and that her father owned the vehicle she was riding in. According to Tass, he thought either Alexander or possibly both of them were the real targets of the explosion.
According to Krasnov, “It’s her father’s automobile.” Dasha (Darya) usually drives another automobile, but today she used his car, and Alexander traveled alone.
A far-right Russian novelist and ideologue by the name of The Senior Dugin, he is attributed to being the “spiritual architect” or “spiritual leader” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is sometimes referred to as “Putin’s Brain” and is said to have tremendous influence over Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to Krasnov, an explosion occurred when Dugina “went onto the Mozhaiskoye highway near the settlement of Bolshiye Vyazemi, and the car caught fire right away.”
“It was completely consumed by the flames. She was traveling at a high pace when she lost control, flying to the opposite side of the road “Krasnov continued, according to TASS.
Russian social media users started sharing pictures of the explosion’s aftermath on Saturday, purporting to show a burning car at the side of the road with shattered car parts all over the vicinity. The photographs cannot be independently verified.
In the interim, the scene is being examined by forensic specialists, detectives, and explosive engineering specialists.
“The inspection’s findings will determine which tests, including forensic, explosive engineering, and molecular-genetic, will be conducted. All conceivable hypotheses for the crime are being investigated, “TASS quoted the press agency as saying.
The daughter, Dugina, studied philosophy at Moscow State University and was born in 1992, per TASS.
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned Dugina in March 2022 for her participation in a United World International (UWI) article that claimed Ukraine would “perish” if it joined NATO. UWI’s principal editor was Dugina.