Murder Investigation Begins After Car Bomb Kills Daughter of Putin Ally

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Russia Opens Murder Investigation After Blast Kills Daughter of Putin Ally – The New York Times

The Russian authorities said on Sunday that they had opened a murder investigation into the death of Daria Dugina, 29, after her Toyota Land Cruiser exploded on a highway 20 miles west of Moscow. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident, and no evidence the killing was linked to the war in Ukraine.

A senior Ukrainian official said his country was not responsible for the attack. The Russian Foreign Ministry said if Ukraine had been responsible, it would be a state terrorism policy.

Daria Dugina followed in her father’s footsteps as a commentator who combined hawkish, imperialist views with jargon-laden political philosophy. Two days before her death, she argued on a state television talk show that “the Western man lives in a dream.”

Her father was also sanctioned by the US for threats to the peace, security, stability, or sovereignty of Ukraine.

Dugina was a frequent and high-profile contributor of disinformation in relation to Ukraine and the Russian invasion of Ukraine on various online platforms, and was a co-author of a forthcoming book on the war in Ukraine called “The Z Book”.

Dugina’s public commentary provided an ideological framework for Putin’s aggressive foreign policy, describing the war in Ukraine as an inevitable clash of civilizations.

To learn more about this murder investigation, please consider the news outlets listed below to stay in the know.

  1. Russia Opens Murder Investigation After Blast Kills Daughter of Putin Ally  The New York Times
  2. Daughter of Putin’s ally killed in bombing | Russia-Ukraine war  6abc Philadelphia
  3. Car bomb kills daughter of ‘spiritual guide’ to Putin’s Ukraine invasion – Russian media  CNN
  4. Russian TV Calls to ‘Hit the Command Centers’ Amid Blasts in Moscow, Crimea  Newsweek
  5. Darya Dugina was killed by partisans from National Republican Army former Russian parliamentarian  Yahoo News
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