Who is Russian nationalist Alexander Dugin, who lost his daughter in a car bomb attack?

Darya Dugina, daughter of an ultranationalist Russian Ideologist Alexander Dugin died in a suspected car bomb attack on the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday night. Dugina’s acquaintances said the car she was driving belonged to her father and was probably the intended target. Read full text

Who is Alexander Dugin?

– Dugin, 60, has long been an advocate for unity. Russian-language and other regions in the vast new world RussiaHe is an empire that wants to include Ukraine.

– 1997 book Geopolitical Fundamentals: A Geopolitical Future Russia‘, Duggin vehemently criticized US influence in Eurasia, Russia It advocated restructuring its own powers in the region and dividing other countries’ territories.

– The book was on the Army’s reading list, but there is no indication that Dugin ever made a direct impact on it. Russiaforeign policy.

– Dugin’s influence over President Vladimir Putin has been the subject of speculation. Russia Watcher claims his agitation is significant, many call it minimal.

– The United States imposed sanctions on Dugin in 2015 for being “responsible for or complicit in actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, stability, or sovereignty or territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

– In a statement in March, the U.S. Treasury Department said its Eurasian Youth League actively recruited individuals with military and combat experience to fight for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine. .

– “Dugin maintains the website that serves as the platform for Geopolitica. RussiaUltranationalists are spreading disinformation and propaganda aimed at Western countries and other audiences,” the U.S. Treasury Department said.

– In 2015, Dugin said his addition to the US sanctions list by was “unprecedented” and sanctions were imposed for “intellectual activities that do not violate the law.” was quoted as saying that

– Dugin did not immediately respond to a question sent by email on Sunday to the address listed on the website of the International Eurasian Movement he founded.

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– Dugin’s 1997 book brought him to prominence. In the early 1990s, he strongly supported anti-centrist views and co-founded the National Bolshevik Party (NBP), which carried a large red flag with a black hammer and sickle in the center.

– Dugin left the NBP some ten years before it was declared an “extremist organization” in 2007 and its activities banned. Russia.

– He went on to discover political and social movements centered around resolutely anti-Western ideas for the future of Eurasia.

– Dugin briefly worked as chief editor for Tsargrad TV, a pro-Kremlin Christian Orthodox channel owned by businessman Konstantin Malofeev. Malofeyev was sanctioned by the US and the EU in 2014 following accusations of funding pro-Moscow separatists fighting in Ukraine, an accusation he denies.

– Writing on the Tsargrad website in May, Dugin said RussiaA “special military operation” in Ukraine called for immediate “patriotic reforms.”

– He wrote: RussiaIt had to be established to attract Ukrainian people.

– “Ukraine can be an integral and organic part of this,” he wrote. “Ukrainians must understand that we invite them to the creation of this new great power. Not only Belarusians, Kazakhs and Armenians, but also Azerbaijanis, Georgians, And all the people who were not only with us, but will continue to be with us.

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