Russian FSB claims it prevented assassination attempt on conservative media group founder Konstantin Malofeev by Russian Volunteer Corps head Denis Kapustin
The Russian FSB said Monday that it prevented an assassination attempt against Konstantin Malofeev, the founder of the Russian Orthodox TV network Tsargrad. The agency claimed that neo-Nazi Denis Kapustin, whose anti-Putin Russian Volunteer Corps claimed responsibility for last week’s incursion into Russia’s Bryansk region from Ukraine, planned to blow up Malofeev’s car, but that the attempt was thwarted.
According to the FSB, Kapustin was acting under the authority of the Ukrainian Security Service and planned to carry out a murder similar to that of Daria Dugina, the daughter of Eurasianist philosopher Alexander Dugin and public figure in her own right whose car exploded in August.
The agency also posted a video that allegedly shows a bomb being planted under Malofeev’s car, as well as its subsequent demining.
After the FSB’s statement was published, Konstantin Malofeev said that nobody was injured during the course of the alleged assassination attempt. The Russian authorities have reportedly opened a criminal case over the incident.