August 21st, 2022

1. Daughter of Putin adviser Alexander Dugin killed by car bomb in Moscow

Darya Dugina, the daughter of Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin, was killed Saturday in a car bombing in Moscow. Dugina, a journalist and vocal supporter of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, died at the scene after an explosive device detonated in the Toyota Land Cruiser she was driving. Andrei Krasnov, an acquaintance of Dugina, told Russian media the car belonged to Dugin and that "Alexander or probably they together were the target." Dugin has been described as "Putin's brain" and as the ideological architect of the invasion of Ukraine. Denis Pushilin, who heads the Russian-backed separatist Donetsk People's Republic in the Donbas, immediately blamed the attack on the "terrorists of the Ukrainian regime."