The Kremlin identifies the alleged attacker as a woman and attributes the Moscow vehicle explosion to Ukraine.


YouTube NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! The daughter of key Putin friend Alexander Dugin was killed in a car bombing in Moscow on Monday, and the Russian domestic security service (FSB) has officially placed the blame on Ukraine.

Any involvement has been denied by Ukrainian authorities. According to the Russian FSB, the Ukrainian special services “planned and carried out the attack, which was directed at Dugin.”

According to the intelligence agency, Natalia Vovk, a native of Ukraine, committed the attack before evading to Estonia. Sofia Shaban, 12, and Vovk are said to have traveled to Russia on July 23. Vovk is said to have rented an apartment in the same complex as Dugina.

Vovk allegedly used three different license plates when she was living in Moscow, according to the FSB. Using license plates from the so-called Dontesk People’s Republic, a separatist entity in Ukraine, she entered Russia. According to the FSB, she used Ukrainian plates to leave the country after using Kazakhstani plates when she was in Moscow.


In this photo taken on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, Alexander Dugin, the neo-Eurasianist ideologue, sits in his TV studio in central Moscow, Russia. The daughter of this Russian nationalist ideologist who is often referred to as andquot;Putin's brainandquot;, was killed when her car exploded on the outskirts of Moscow, officials said Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.

Daria Dugina, a 29-year-old nationalist commentator, was slain on Saturday night while operating her father’s SUV. She had just heard her father, a prominent political and philosophical theorist in Russia, speak on Russian culture and history as she was leaving a festival.

Due to his strong friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dugin has acquired the moniker “Putin’s brain” and is one of Russia’s leading proponents of the invasion of Ukraine.

Dugin apparently made the last-minute decision to ride in a different vehicle even though he was meant to be in the car with his daughter.

Rebekah Koffler, a strategic intelligence specialist and the author of “Putin’s Playbook,” told Fox News Digital that the FSB’s word should not be totally accepted and that the organization’s desire for quick results may have compromised its accuracy.

“The FSB is not entirely trustworthy. Ever. That doesn’t imply that the findings of their initial inquiry into Daria Dugina’s death are flawed.” said Koffler. Given that this was a very high-profile death, “the FSB is under immense pressure to offer some speedy findings,”

“Daria Dugina is not your typical person. She represents The Russian World philosophy, an offshoot of Eurasianism that her father is the thought leader for, just like her father “Added she. “Putin’s whole geopolitical and security strategy is built on this worldview. The likelihood of inaccurate analysis exists since Putin is almost probably deeply committed in this inquiry and would want to demonstrate a prompt response.”

This week, Ukraine requested that all government employees stay at home out of concern about reprisal attacks.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, had already issued a warning on Saturday that Russia may have “especially ugly” plans as Ukraine gears up to celebrate its independence day on Wednesday.

“This week, Russia might try to do something exceptionally heinous or horrible, so we need be wary of that. This is the adversary. However, during the course of these six months, Russia consistently committed the same abhorrent and terrible act “During a Saturday video address, Zelenskyy added.