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‘She died on the frontlines’ Eurasianist philosopher Alexander Dugin eulogizes his daughter, killed in a car bombing in Moscow
Daria Dugina, the Eurasianist pundit and activist who died in a car bombing last weekend, received a farewell ceremony at Moscow’s Ostankino Television Technical Center on Tuesday, August 23. In attendance were Eurasianist philosopher Alexander Dugin (her father), the leaders of multiple political parties, several public figures, and even a representative from the Putin administration. Two days after Dugina’s death, federal officials in Russia blamed the Ukrainian intelligence community for orchestrating the attack, naming as their primary suspect a Ukrainian woman who allegedly tailed Dugina before the blast and left for Estonia almost immediately afterward. The Ukrainian government has denied any role in the murder.
I wanted to raise my daughter as I see the ideal of a person. Foremost, this means faith. She spent her entire childhood in [Russian] Orthodox camps, she went to church, and that’s important. But I wanted her to be an intelligent Orthodox person, so her mother and I encouraged her to become a philosopher. And that’s what she did. I can’t say how deep she was as a philosopher, but she tried to move in that direction. Perhaps we’ll learn things now that we didn’t see or notice before.
From childhood, some of her first words (which we taught her, of course) were Russia, our power, our people, and our empire. She developed so perfectly, overcoming all challenges, and became something much better than we are.
For those of you who have been affected by her tragic death, her personality, and her integrity, she would have one wish: “Don’t remember me! Don’t glorify me! Fight for our great country! Defend our faith, our holy Orthodoxy, and love our Russian people!” Because she died for the [Russian] people. She died for Russia. She died on the frontlines — because the front is right here. It’s not there [in Ukraine] but here. It’s with each of us. Only victory can justify paying this dearest price. She lived for the sake of victory, and she died in the name of our Russian victory.
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