Darya Dugina

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Darya Dugina
Дарья Дугина
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Dugina in April 2022
Darya Aleksandrovna Dugina

(1992-12-15)15 December 1992
Died20 August 2022(2022-08-20) (aged 29)
Cause of deathAssassination by car bomb
Other namesDaria Platonova
Alma materMoscow State University
  • Activist
  • journalist
AwardsOrder of Courage (posthumous)

Darya Aleksandrovna Dugina (Russian: Дарья Александровна Дугина; 15 December 1992 – 20 August 2022), also known as Daria Platonova (Russian: Дарья Платонова), was a Russian journalist and political activist. She was the daughter of Aleksandr Dugin, a far-right political philosopher. She was known for being a strong supporter of Vladimir Putin she shared.[1]

Dugina was also a supporter of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. She believed that the war crimes against Ukrainian civilians by the Russian army during the invasion were staged, resulting her assassination on August 20, 2022.[2][3]

Assassination[change | change source]

Dugina was assassinated on 20 August 2022, when her Toyota Land Cruiser car exploded on Mozhayskoye Shosse in the settlement of Bolshiye Vyazyomy outside Moscow around 9:45 p.m. local time. She was 29 years old.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sands, Leo (21 August 2022). "Darya Dugina: Daughter of Putin ally killed in Moscow bomb". BBC News. Archived from the original on 21 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  2. Quinn, Allison (21 August 2022). "Daughter of Putin propagandist killed in car bombing outside Moscow, reports say". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on 21 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  3. Tawfeeq, Mohammed; Pennington, Josh; Hallam, Jonny; John, Tara (21 August 2022). "Car bomb kills daughter of 'spiritual guide' to Putin's Ukraine invasion - Russian media". CNN. Archived from the original on 22 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.
  4. Tidman, Zoe (21 August 2022). "Daughter of Putin's 'spiritual guide' killed in car bomb 'meant for her father'". The Independent. Retrieved 21 August 2022. Darya Dugina was driving in her far-right father Alexander Dugin's vehicle ... His daughter was a political scientist and journalist who held similar views to her father.
  5. "Russia Probes Car Bomb That Killed Daughter of Putin Ideologist". Bloomberg News. 21 August 2022. Retrieved 21 August 2022.