The daughter of influential Russian intellectual Alexander Dugin, Darya Platonova, was killed tonight in what appears to have been a car bombing targeting her father.
Russian media are reporting that a car exploded in Moscow oblast; allegedly, Darya Dugina, Alexander Dugin’s daughter, was driving and that she died on the spot. No official confirmation at this point, also no information on the cause of the explosion.
Unofficial sources who knew her personally are confirming her death – still nothing from the family or official sources. According to sources close to the family, both Darya and her father were returning from the “Tradition” festival at the Pushkin museum in Bolshiye Vyazyomy & Alexander Dugin was supposed to be in the car, but went home in another one.
Some Russian media are reporting, citing local law enforcement sources, that the driver of the car has preliminarily been identified as a woman and that the current theory for the cause of the explosion is an IED.
This is bad. This is potentially VERY bad. It practically reeks of the CIA, and if the history of Soviet/Russian intelligence is any guide, it will serve as a prelude to a ruthless series of reprisals aimed at influential figures supporting the war against Russia.
UPDATE: The mainstream media is now reporting it as a car bombing, while also trying to portray the assassination attempt as somehow justified because the 30-year-old victim’s father, who is not even a government figure, was somehow responsible for the war in Ukraine.
Daughter of Ukraine war mastermind ‘is blown to pieces in Moscow car bomb’: Darya Dugin ‘assassinated in attack meant for her father Alexander’
UPDATE: Both the identification and the fact that it was not an accident have been officially confirmed.
A criminal case has been launched over the death of the daughter of prominent Russian philosopher and political commentator Aleksandr Dugin, the Investigative Committee announced on Sunday morning, adding that a car bomb is suspected as the cause. Darya Platonova, 30, has been officially confirmed as the victim of the explosion outside the Russian capital, the agency said in a statement.Moscow car bombing victim officially identified, Russia Today, 21 August 2022