The daughter of the mastermind behind Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine invasion was blown to pieces in a car bomb, raising fears of a coup.
Suspects in the assassination of Darya ‘Dasha’ Dugina, 30, in Moscow range from rogue Russian security agents to resistance fighters determined to destabilize the despot’s regime.
Dasha’s bearded, neo-Nazi occultist father, who has been compared to Rasputin and dubbed “Putin’s brain,” is believed to have been the intended target of the Saturday night attack on a highway outside the capital.
According to Dr. Yuri Felshtinsky, a Russian historian, the car bomb was “most likely part of an internal Russian conflict.”
‘The blowing up of the car of the famous Russian fascist and Putin regime ideologist, Alexander Dugin, appears to have been organized by Russian security services,’ he told The Daily Beast. The Ukrainian special services, which are engaged in a deadly battle with the aggressor on Ukrainian territory, are unlikely to be able to send officers to Moscow to plan terrorist attacks.’
The historian labeled Dugin as a “odious” member of Russia’s regime, implying that the Rasputin-like figure’s wealth and power made him a prime target for rebels.
Putin’s former speechwriter, Abbas Gallyamov, called the bombing “symbolic” and intended to intimidate Putin supporters.
‘This is no longer an abstract war that you watch on TV,’ he added.
‘This is already happening in Russia… terrorist attacks are already being carried out in the Moscow region.’
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, denied Kyiv was behind the attack, saying, ‘We are not a criminal state, unlike Russia, and certainly not a terrorist state.’
Russian conspiracy theorists believe Putin ordered the hit on Dugin after he was chastised for not being harsh enough in his attack on Ukraine.
Footage taken near the explosion appears to show Dugina’s Toyota Land Cruiser Prado engulfed in flames by the roadside, with a fire crew on the scene.
Dugin, 60, was seen holding his head in despair as he watched the wreck burn and was later treated in hospital for shock.
He escaped death by changing cars at the last minute after returning from a Russian ‘Tradition’ festival with his daughter.
It was dubbed a botched hit on a valuable Putin ally, prompting calls from the president’s supporters for nuclear strikes against Ukraine and the West.
Putin’s spokesman Denis Pushilin, the leader of the pro-Kremlin breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, accused Ukrainian ‘terrorists’ of assassinating Dugin’s daughter.
‘The terrorists of the Ukrainian regime, trying to eliminate Alexander Dugin, blew up his daughter… in a car,’ he said on Telegram. Darya, blessed memory, she is a true Russian girl!’ While he has no formal role in government, Dugin – who used to edit pro-Putin TV network Tsargrad – is viewed as Putin’s ‘war guru’ and reportedly exerts heavy influence over his decisions.
He is also credited with revitalizing the term Novorossiya – ‘New Russia,’ which the warmonger used to justify his annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Ukraine’s spy chief claims a coup to depose Putin has been ongoing for months and predicts he will be defeated by the end of the year.
‘The breaking point will be in the second half of August,’ said Major General Kyrylo Budanov, 36, in May.
The majority of active combat will be over by the end of this year. It will eventually lead to a change in the Russian Federation’s leadership. This procedure has already begun.’
There are now fears that Putin’s top generals will be targeted for assassination by rogue FSB spy agents in order to further weaken the president’s grip on power.
An unnamed Russian oligarch has also claimed that Putin is’very ill with blood cancer,’ amid reports that the 69-year-old is on steroids, causing massive mood swings, or is suffering from Parkinson’s disease.