GRAPHIC VIDEO: Daughter of ‘Putin’s Brain’ Killed by Car Bomb

Alexander Dugin and Daughter

( – Darya Dugina, the daughter of far-right Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin who is a significant influence on Russian President Vladimir Putin, died when her car was blown up outside Moscow.

You can watch a video of the explosion’s immediate aftermath further down this post. WARNING: The video is very graphic.

As a TV broadcaster, Dugina, 29, has fully propagated her father’s positions about the “collapsing West” in favor of Russian imperialism and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

A preliminary report by the Russian Investigative Committee said Dugin’s daughter was killed with an explosive planted in her SUV, as cited by Newsmax.

Dugina was driving back to Moscow after attending a festival alongside her father when the device went off.

Reports and speculation have claimed that her far more high-profile father was the real target of the assassination. Alexander Dugin, 60, was supposed to ride in her car but took another vehicle before they left for Moscow.

The father was driving in another vehicle alongside his daughter as he was filmed immediately at the scene of the explosion and fire, with social media footage showing him grabbing his head with both hands as he was looking at the wreckage and the remains of his daughter.

Denis Pushilin, who heads the Donetsk People’s Republic, a Moscow puppet state in territories occupied in Ukraine by Putin’s Russia since 2004, immediately blamed the explosion on “terrorists of the Ukrainian regime, trying to kill Alexander Dugin.”

Mykhailo Podolyak, the top political adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, completely denied any Ukrainian government involvement in the assassination outside Moscow.

“We are not a criminal state, unlike Russia, and definitely not a terrorist state,” he declared.

Later, a Russian opposition politician exiled to Ukraine, Ilya Ponomarev, told media outlets that responsibility for the explosion was assumed by the National Republican Army, a new anti-Putin group inside Russia.

Alexander Dugin is often referred to as the ideological “brain” behind Vladimir Putin’s regime and key concepts for Moscow since it first invaded Ukraine back in 2014, such as the prominence of “the Russian world” and Novorossiya (i.e., “New Russia”), the territories in Southern Ukraine which the Russians occupied in 2014 and 2022.

Dugin is considered probably the leading theorist of what is known among Putin’s critics as “Rashism,” a term made up of “Russian” and “fascism,” meaning the ultranationalist, dictatorial, and aggressive nature of the Putin regime.

Dugin’s daughter Darya in recent months, made headlines by denying the Russian military’s war crimes and acts of genocide in towns around Ukraine’s capital Kyiv.

She famously claimed the massacres and gang rapes in one of the towns, Bucha, were staged by Ukraine, the UK, and the US because Bucha sounds like the English word “butcher.”

Here is the video of the aftermath of the explosion: