Daughter of ‘spiritual guide’ to Putin’s Ukraine invasion killed in car blast: Russian media

Andrei Krasnov, head of the Russky Gorizont (Russian Horizon) social movement and a personal acquaintance of the woman’s family, told TASS on Sunday that Dukina was killed when her car caught fire following the explosion.

Dugina “turned onto the Mozhaiskoye highway near the village of Bolshiye Vyazemi when there was an explosion and the car immediately caught fire,” Krasnov told TASS.

“Flames completely surrounded it. She was driving at high speed and lost control and flew to the opposite side of the road,” Krasnov added, as quoted by Doss.

Images of the aftermath of the blast began circulating on Russian social media on Saturday, showing a vehicle on fire on the side of the road and car parts strewn across the surrounding area. CNN cannot independently verify the images.

Krasnov told Doss that he knew Dukina personally and that the car she was traveling in belonged to her father. He believed that Alexander was the real target of the bombing, or maybe both of them.

“This is her father’s car,” Krasnov told TASS. “Tasha (Darya) drives another car, but she drove his car today, and Alexander went separately.”

The elder Dukin is a far-right Russian writer and ideologue credited with being the architect, or “spiritual guide,” of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is considered a significant influence on Russian President Vladimir Putin and is often described as “Putin’s brain”.

Daughter Dukina, Born in 1992 and studied philosophy at Moscow State University, according to TASS.

In March 2022, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned Dukina for an article on the United World International (UWI) website suggesting that Ukraine would be “destroyed” if admitted to NATO. Dukina was the Principal of UWI.

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