Russia: funeral of the daughter of a nationalist ideologue killed in the explosion of his car

Russia: funeral of the daughter of a nationalist ideologue killed in the explosion of his car


Several hundred people gathered in Moscow on Tuesday for the funeral of the daughter of an ultranationalist ideologue supporting the offensive in Ukraine killed in the explosion of his car, an attack that Moscow blames on Kyiv . 

Daria Duguina was killed on Saturday evening in the explosion of the vehicle she was driving on a road near Moscow. She was 29 years old.

Journalist and political scientist, she was the daughter of Alexandre Douguine, an ultranationalist ideologist and writer promoting an imperialist doctrine. Like her father, she was a fierce supporter of the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

On Tuesday, hundreds of people, including relatives and politicians, gathered in front of Daria Douguina's coffin, above which a smiling portrait of her had been hung, AFP noted.

“She died at the front for the nation, for Russia. The forehead is here,” said Mr. Dougin in a trembling voice, his eyes darkened.

Less than 48 hours after the death of Daria Duguina, the Russian security services (FSB) said on Monday that they had concluded that the attack had been prepared and carried out by the Ukrainian intelligence services. kyiv has denied any involvement.

In a message of condolence, Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced a “despicable, cruel crime”, which “prematurely ended the life of Daria Dugina, a brilliant person and talented woman with a truly Russian heart.”

Mr. Putin also posthumously presented him with the Order of Courage, an important decoration.

Promoter of “Eurasism”, an imperialist doctrine advocating an alliance between Europe and Asia, sub- Russian leadership, Alexander Dougin has been targeted since 2014 by European Union sanctions. Media personality and polyglot, he is influential in part of the European far right.

Nicknamed by some media “the brain of Putin”, Mr. Dougin is sometimes presented as being close to the Russian president. But the latter never supported him publicly and many observers relativize his influence in the Kremlin.