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Dugin's daughter dies in car explosion near Moscow

The daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin, considered the mentor of Vladimir Putin, died on Saturday night (20), after an explosion in the car she was driving, on the outskirts of Moscow. Darya Dugina was 30 years old, a journalist and political expert. Russia is investigating the murder, while Ukraine denies any involvement in an alleged attack.

According to Russian state newspaper Rossiiskaya Gazeta, father and daughter were attending a festival together near Moscow, and Dugin decided at the last minute that he would switch cars. According to Russian state news agency TASS, the Toyota Land Cruiser Darya was driving at the time of the explosion belonged to her father, and he was likely the intended target. A video on social media shows the Russian ideologue with his hands on his head, as he visits the site of the explosion.

“An explosive device was placed in the underside of the car on the driver’s side,” he said. the Russian Investigative Committee, in a statement reproduced by the Reuters news agency. “The investigation believes that the crime was planned in advance and was of a contractual nature.”

The adviser to the presidency of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolyak, denied this Sunday (21) that Kiev was involved in the fact. “I emphasize that Ukraine has no nothing to do with it, because we are not a criminal state like the Russian Federation and we are not a terrorist state,” he said. power.

Two decades ago, Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin publicly advocated that Russia invade Ukraine. Darya Dugina broadly agreed with her father’s ideas, having even gone on state TV to support the actions in Ukraine.

In March, Dugina was placed on a sanctions list s from the United States. Editor-in-chief of the United World International website, according to the US Treasury, she suggested that Ukraine would “perish” if admitted to the NATO military alliance.

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