Alexander Dagin with daughter Daria Dagina – New York Post

Daria Dagina, daughter of Russian philosopher Alexander Dagin, known as ‘Putin’s brain’ and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, died in a car explosion. The incident happened near Moscow, BBC reported.

According to state media, Daria Dagina was on her way home when her car was attacked. As a result, the car burst into flames and he later died. It is believed that their father was probably the target of the attack.

Dagin is a prominent hardline nationalist ideologue who is believed to be close to the Russian president.

According to Russian media outlet 112, the couple were due to return from an event in the same car on Saturday evening before Dagin decided at the last minute to travel separately from his daughter.

Law enforcement agencies confirmed to Tass news agency that a female driver was killed when an SUV exploded in the village of Bolshie Vyazemi.

However, the companies did not give more details.

So far there has been no official comment from the Russian authorities.

Dagina’s father is a close ally of the Russian president, despite not holding public office. He is even known as ‘Putin’s Rasputin’.

But the philosopher’s daughter Daria Dagina is herself a prominent journalist who vocally supported the invasion of Ukraine.

In an interview in May he described the war as a ‘clash of civilizations’ and expressed pride in the fact that both he and his father were sanctioned by the West.

Alexander Dagin was sanctioned by the United States in 2015 for his involvement in Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

His writings are credited with having a profound influence on Vladimir Putin’s worldview, and he is followed by many in the Kremlin as a key intellectual architect of hardline nationalist ideals.

For years Dagin has called on Moscow to assert itself more aggressively on the world stage and has supported Russian military action in Ukraine.

(21 August)