UPDATE: Russia’s FSB accuses Ukrainian operative of killing Darya Dugin in Moscow car bombing

A criminal investigation has been launched by Russian police into the death of Darya Dugin in a Moscow car bomb incident.


UPDATE: Monday, August 22 at 11:44pm

On Monday, August 22, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), accused Ukrainian operatives of being responsible for the death of Daria Dugin in a car bombing in Moscow last Sunday, August 21.

They claim that 43-year-old Natalya Vovk, a Ukrainian national, was the perpetrator. According to their narrative, she entered Russia with her daughter, Sofia Shaban, on July 23. She subsequently rented an apartment in the same block that Dugin was resident in they said.

Volk is accused of driving a Mini Cooper to carry out surveillance on Daria Dugin, on which she allegedly changed the number plates three times. She then allegedly attended the ‘Tradition’ festival – where Dugin was also in attendance – and planted a remote-controlled device on the underside of her vehicle.

After detonating the bomb, Vovk is accused of finally leaving, with her daughter, via Pskov into Estonia.

Aleksandr Dugin, the father of Daria Dugin, said on Monday, August 22, that his daughter was a victim of “the terrorist attack carried out by the Ukrainian Nazi regime”. He added that she had: ” Laid her maiden life at the altar of victory”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, known to be a close friend of Aleksandr Dugin, sent a message of condolence to his family, in which he said that: “Daria Dugina was a bright, talented, kind, loving, sympathetic, and open-hearted woman”.

Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, announced that Russia will bring up Daria Dugina’s murder at a UN Security Council meeting on Tuesday, August 23.

A posthumous Order of Courage for bravery and dedication in the performance of her professional duties has already been awarded to Daria Dugin by Vladimir Putin.

UPDATE: Sunday, August 21 at 8:43pm

As reported this evening by the BNN Newsroom, the Russian Investigative Committee has launched a criminal investigation into the death of Daria Dugin. She died in a car bomb explosion in Moscow earlier this morning, Sunday, August 21.

Posting on Telegram, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman reportedly wrote: “If the Ukrainian trace is confirmed…then we must talk about the policy of state terrorism pursued by the Kyiv regime”.

Sunday, August 21 at 01:53am

A suspected ‘assassination plot’ in Moscow resulted in the alleged death late on Saturday, August 20, of the daughter of close Vladimir Putin aide, 60-year-old Aleksandr Dugin. Unconfirmed reports claim that Daria Dugin was at the wheel of her vehicle when it exploded, according to

According to Russian media, the incident occurred near Bolshiye Vyazyomy, a small village located in the Odintsovsky District of Moscow Oblast. Dugin was believed to have been driving her Land Cruiser Prado when it suddenly blew up. Media sources have claimed that the car bomb was intended for her father.

Video footage uploaded onto social media shows a vehicle burning fiercely at a roadside somewhere in Russia, with a fire engine in attendance. There is no proof yet that the vehicle is actually that of Daria Dugin, or that is indeed filmed at the said location near Bolshiye Vyazyomy.

Aleksandr Dugin is thought to be the mastermind behind Putin’s planning for the invasion of Ukraine. He has previously been dubbed ‘Rasputin’, and ‘Putin’s brain’, due to the influence he allegedly holds over the Russian president, as well as their close personal relationship.

Petr Lundstrem, the renowned Russian violinist reportedly claimed that Daria had been on her way back from a festival at the time of the event. He alleged that she had planned on travelling back with her father but he had subsequently taken a separate car. 

Dugin is a far-right occult writer who holds no formal government role. Previously, he was the chief editor of Tsargrad TV network, the pro-Putin television network. It has been claimed that he heavily influences the president in terms of propaganda.

After his invasion of Crimea, Putin started using the term Novorossiya (New Russia), which had been used originally in 2013 and 2014 by Dugin. Putin used the phrase to justify his annexation of the state.


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    • Kevin L

      21 August 2022 • 09:17

      Sounds like a case of ‘One down – One To Go’.


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