Daughter of Putin’s Ally Assassinated near Moscow


A criminal murder case was opened by investigators after Daria Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, a Russian political philosopher and analyst, was killed in a car accident in the Moscow region, the Russian Investigative Committee said.

“The investigating authorities …opened a criminal case on the fact of murder …committed in a generally dangerous way,” the Investigative Committee said in a statement on Telegram on Sunday.

According to investigators, an explosive device installed in a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle detonated on Saturday, August 20, at around 21:00 local time (18:00 GMT) in the Odintsovsky District in the Moscow region, while the car was traveling at full speed.

The car caught on fire and the driver, Russian journalist Daria Dugina, was killed as a result, the investigators said.

Forensic and explosive experts continue to work at the scene.