A car explosion Saturday night in Moscow drew worldwide attention, primarily because of the death of Daria Dugin, daughter of Alexander Dugin, the man known for Russian propaganda and otherwise known as the “mastermind” of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Daria was in her father’s car on Saturday night when it exploded, with many believing the blast was aimed at her father, who was not in the vehicle when it happened.
On Sunday night, a former Russian state deputy said the country’s National Republic Army (NRA) was responsible.
“This action (the murder of Dugina – editor’s note), like many other partisan actions of direct action carried out on the territory of Russia in recent months, was carried out by the Army of the National Republic”, declared the former deputy of the State Duma of Russia. Federation Ilya Ponomaryov said in a speech. “We connected with his fighters with the help of our resource Rospartyzan, which shines a light on the rising tide of resistance in Russia. NRA fighters gave me permission to read their manifesto today.”
The manifesto, published by Ukrainian news outlet Pravda, states that the National Republic Army bans “warmongers, thieves and oppressors of the peoples of Russia!”
“We declare President Putin a usurper of power and a war criminal who changed the Constitution, started a fratricidal war between the Slavic peoples and sent Russian soldiers to certain and senseless death,” reads the manifesto on the Telegram page. of the NRA. “Poverty and coffins for some, palaces for others – the essence of his politics.”
The NRA says “disenfranchised people have the right to rebel against tyrants.”
“Putin will be deposed and destroyed by us!” the manifesto continues. “Our goal is to stop the destruction of Russia and its neighbors, to stop the activities of a handful of Kremlin businessmen who have sucked the wealth from our people and are now committing crimes against inside and outside the country.
Russian state media TASS first reported on Saturday evening the explosion of Dugin’s Toyota Land Cruiser Prado near the village of Velyki Vyazomy on the outskirts of Moscow, and the subsequent death of Daria.
Pravda recently reported that Alexander Dugin has been a driving force in Russian propaganda since the 2014 invasion of Crimea and one of the architects of the 2022 invasion of Ukraine.
“Dugin is on the list of US sanctions against those guilty of aggression against Ukraine. Dugin is the founder of the ideological movement “Neo-Eurasianism” and his political activity is aimed at creating a Eurasian superpower through the integration of Russia to the former Soviet republics. to the new Eurasian Union,” Pravda reported. “Dugin is seen as an ideologue of ‘racism,’ called for the murder of Ukrainians. The international press calls Dugin “Putin’s Rasputin” or “Putin’s mastermind”, who helped shape Putin’s view of Russia. Dugin was also the editor-in-chief of the Russian propaganda television channel Tsargrad TV.”
Alexander Dugin said at the end of April that any country providing arms to help Ukraine in the fight against Russia should be ready for Russia in turn to provide arms against one of its aggressors.
“If the United States and European countries calmly supply weapons to Ukraine, why wouldn’t Russia also supply various weapon systems to its partners and proxies,” Dogin wrote on the Russian social network on Tuesday.
This meant that Russia was supplying arms to Cuba, Venezuela or any other country within striking distance of the United States.
The Russian-Ukrainian war enters its half-year this week, with Wednesday being the midpoint.