Russia Probes Car Bomb That Killed Daughter of Putin Ideologist
Searching for potential Ukraine link in Darya Dugina’s death
Dugin has been vocal advocate of Russian control over Ukraine
Dugina was sanctioned by the US and UK after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February. The UK called her a “frequent and high-profile contributor of disinformation” about the war. The US Treasury cited her role as chief editor of the website United World International.
Dugin’s never been as influential on Putin as is often portrayed, said Tatiana Stanovaya, founder of the political consultancy R.Politik. Still, the murder of Dugina may lead to further radicalization of Russian society, she said.
“This murder makes the conservative camp even more radicalized and the difference in understanding the ‘red lines’ from the authorities is deepening,” Stanovaya said by telephone.