Russia has furiously claimed that Vladimir Putin’s Rasputin-esque ‘guru’ advisor received death threats from ‘Ukrainian nationalists’ before his daughter was killed in a huge car bombing in Moscow last night – as the Kremlin faces calls to take revenge on Kyiv.
Alexander Dugin, a Russian ultranationalist and fascist who has fantasies of rebuilding a vast new empire across Europe and Asia, was taken to hospital after his daughter Darya Dugina, 35, was ripped to pieces in an alleged assassination attempt on his life.
He was travelling on a highway near the village of Bolshiye Vyazyomy just outside the capital but decided to travel in a different car to his daughter, avoiding death only by chance.
Moscow investigators today confirmed an explosive device was planted under the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado she was driving.
Putin’s closest supporters have demanded vengeance on Ukraine over the alleged killing, with Russian media insisting that Dugin and his daughter both received threats from ‘Ukrainian nationalists’ and the pro-Kremlin puppets of the breakaway regions in the Donbas accusing Kyiv of ‘terrorism’.
Volodymyr Zelensky’s Government strongly denied that it was involved in the explosion, adding: ‘We are not a criminal state like the Russian Federation, and even more so not a terrorist state’ – a reference to allegations that Putin’s forced have been committing war crimes since the invasion.
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Alexander Dugin – father of 30-year-old Darya Dugina who died in the car explosion late on 20 August 2022 in Moscow region – is shown at the explosion site
The charred jeep where Darya Dugina, 30, was killed by an explosion on 20 August. 30-year-old Darya Dugina died in the car explosion late on 20 August 2022 in Moscow region
Denis Pushilin, head of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, branded the authors of the ‘attack’ ‘vile villains’.
(Pictured: Darya and Alexander Dugin)
Investigators work at the site of a suspected car bomb attack that killed Darya Dugina, daughter of ultra-nationalist Russian ideologue Alexander Dugin, in the Moscow region, Russia August 21
Investigators are pictured inspecting the aftermath Glimpses of Occultism the car bomb in Moscow.
Much of the wreckage where Darya Dugina was killed has been cleared away to be used as evidence.
The car bombing is believed to have taken place in Bolshiye Vyazyomy, on the outskirts of Moscow
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