The Russian invasion of Ukraine has been roundly characterized as an unjust and inhumane action, and perhaps it was only a matter of time before there were repercussions for the Kremlin close to home.
As Russia’s military continues to falter in Ukraine, they’ve turned to genocide and terror in an attempt to demoralize the sovereign nation. This evil begets hate, of course, and Ukraine’s fighting spirit has been on full display in recent weeks.
But there is trouble in Russia too, as the normally repressed citizens under Putin’s rule have begun to lash out as well.
This week, an unbelievable assassination on Russian soil has the world wondering just who is responsible.
The daughter of a Russian political philosopher was killed in a car bomb Saturday night that was meant for him, officials said. Russian criminal investigators said they were investigating her death as a murder.
Daria Dugina, the daughter of Alexander Dugin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin and strategist behind Russia’s ongoing war effort in Ukraine, was killed when a bomb meant for him detonated in their vehicle, Russian news agency TASS reported.
Dugina, 29, was leaving a music and culture festival outside Moscow in their SUV when the bomb went off.
Putin’s adviser narrowly escaped the incident.
Dugin attended the festival but was not in the vehicle at the time of the explosion. Some Russian outlets reported he was supposed to ride in the vehicle but switched at the last minute.
Russia has suggested that Ukrainian citizens living in Russia were responsible for the incident, but it is unclear just how accurate these assumptions are given the Kremlin’s propensity for propaganda.