News Politics: The daughter of a prominent Russian nationalist theorist was killed in a car bombing just outside of Moscow, according to Russia’s top counterintelligence agency on Monday. Daria Dugina, 29, was killed when an explosive placed in her SUV exploded while she was driving on Saturday night. Daria is the daughter of Alexander Dugin, a philosopher, writer, and political theorist who some in the West have referred to as Putin’s brain. The major KGB replacement organisation in Russia, the Federal Security Service (FSB), claimed that the Ukrainian special services planned and carried out Dugina’s murder.
He has been vehemently supported Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move to send troops into Ukraine and urged the Kremlin to step up its operations in the country.The car bombing, unusual for Moscow since the gang wars of the turbulent 1990s, triggered calls from Russian nationalists to respond by ramping up strikes on Ukraine.
Dugin has been a prominent proponent of the Russian world concept, a spiritual and political ideology that emphasises traditional values, the restoration of Russia’s global clout and the unity of all ethnic Russians throughout the world.
The explosion took place as Dugin’s daughter was returning from a cultural festival she had attended with him.
His daughter expressed similar views and had appeared as a commentator on nationalist TV channel Tsargrad, where Dugin had served as chief editor.
Dugina herself was sanctioned by the United States in March for her work as chief editor of United World International, a website that the U.S. described as a disinformation source.The sanctions announcement cited a United World article this year that contended Ukraine would perish if it were admitted to NATO.