Aug 21, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Russian authorities say a car bomb killed the adult daughter of an influential political theorist who is often referred to as “Putin’s brain.”
The Moscow branch of the Russian Investigative Committee said preliminary information indicated a bomb planted in the S.U.V. driven by 29-year-old Daria Dugina exploded, killing her.
Dugina was a T.V. commentator and the daughter of nationalist philosopher Alexander Dugin.
Russian media say the explosion took place as she was returning from a cultural festival she had attended with Dugin, a vehement supporter of Russia sending troops into Ukraine.
An adviser to Ukraine’s president denied Ukrainian involvement in the reported bombing.