Darya Platonova Dugina, daughter of Aleksandr Dugin, died following the explosion of the car in which she was traveling. The vehicle, a Land Cruiser Prado, exploded near the village of Bolshiye Vyazyomy, Odintsovsky district in the Moscow region. According to advanced information by Belarusian journalists and Telegram channels such as “Baza” and “112”the philosopher also died on the spot.
Darya Platonova Dugina, who graduated in History of Philosophy at the University of Moscow, specializing in Neoplatonism [fusão da teologia com a doutrina filósofica de Platão, segundo a qual a essência filosófica das coisas tem existência por si só, como ideias puras e arquétipos], is the daughter of Aleksandr Dugin and a political commentator. In recent months, since the beginning of the war, like her father, the thinker propagated the narrative that, in Europe, a final battle was being fought between Western and non-Western values.defending the latter.
Darya Dugina believed that there were two irreconcilable visions of the world and that the United States of America was responsible for an ideological “dictatorship” in decline. According to the commentator, Europe could “perfectly” remain neutral in this conflict by not supplying Kiev with weapons. Dugin’s daughter even mentioned the last French presidential elections, arguing that Macron’s victory was the realization of what the most prominent world structures – EU and US – intended. Aleksandr Dugin’s daughter argued that a new world order in which Eurasia was a united great power should be born with Russia’s total separation from Western countries.
Aleksandr Dugin had planned to go with his daughter in the same car, but at the last moments he got into another vehicle, according to violinist Pyotr Lundstrem. The two returned from the family festival “Tradition”.
Who is Dugin?
For more than 25 years, Aleksandr Dugin, nicknamed “Putin’s brain” or even “Putin’s Rasputin”, has spoken about an eternal civilizational war between Russia and the West and about Russia’s destiny to build a vast Eurasian empire. , starting with the “reconquest” of Ukraine. The war that broke out on February 24 is a milestone that the dissident and political “philosopher” had already predicted.
There is no concrete evidence that the 60-year-old maintains contact with Vladimir Putin, but the political influence that Aleksandr Dugin exerts is undeniable, as is his proximity to the Russian ruling classes and elite, according to the website “The Bulwark”. The “Financial Times” in Moscow interviewed several times this controversial figure and admits that he was unable to decipher the extent of Aleksandr Dugin’s involvement with Putin. Aleksandr Dugin is a self-proclaimed fascist, and is characterized, in a 2017 book on the rise of Russian nationalism, as “a former dissident, propagandist, ‘hipster’, poet, guitarist, who emerged from the libertine and bohemian era of pre-Moscow -perestroika to become an intellectual agitator, a lecturer at the military academy, and ultimately an agent of the Kremlin”.
Dugin, 60, is often referred to as “Putin’s ideologue” and the mastermind behind the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
The political dissident makes a point of underlining, in several opinion pieces, the values of land-based civilizations such as traditionalism: “The hardness of the land is culturally embedded in the hardness and stability of social traditions.” And then he enumerated these values: community, faith, service, and the subordination of the individual to the group and to authority. They were traditions that were opposed, according to him, to the values of maritime civilization: mobility, commerce, innovation, rationality, political freedom and individualism. Or, to put it more simplistically: Eurasia was positive and the West was negative.
According to the thinker, for Russia, there would only be two hypotheses: empire or failure. Aleksandr Dugin believes that Russian nationalism has a “global scope”, associated more with “space” than with blood ties. “Outside the empire, Russians lose their identity and disappear as a nation.” The nationalist guru’s view is that Russia’s destiny is to lead a Eurasian empire stretching “from Dublin [Irlanda] to Vladivostok [cidade russa junto à fronteira com a China e com a Coreia do Norte]”.
The “guru” insists that, at the moment, Russia cannot be satisfied with anything other than total control of the whole of Ukraine, because “Christ needs it” and because leaving would mean the “death, torture and genocide” of millions. of orthodox believers.
In July, the ideologue wrote again, in an appeal to Russian unity and nationalist sentiment: “Russia stands between a past that has already ended and a future that has begun, but has not yet materialized.” He thus welcomed a new era of Russian heyday in the world, after a voluntary cut – and this idea is of great importance to the Kremlin – with the West. in an article which he shared on his social networks, the Russian philosopher, “guru” and thinker close to power pointed out that February 24, 2022 – the beginning of the war in Ukraine, which he calls, like the regime, “OME” [operação militar especial] – happened because, in the rapprochement of Russia with the Western countries, for years on end, its “sovereignty” was not respected.
“We have irrevocably and radically broken with the West, but this has not yet been understood”, warned the political thinker who has pointed out over the years that Russia is asserting its “status as a great power in the world”. The great defender of Russian imperialism analyzed that Putin’s leadership constituted a continuous demarcation in the sense of regaining sovereignty, and the turning point, the “indefinitely long period of Russia’s existence, isolated from the West and under its harsh and purely negative pressure”. .
“There is clearly an influence on the official Russian narrative and decision-making process of foreign and domestic policy of the ideas and project proposed by Dugin for this great Russia, not only historically relevant, but also impactful in international terms, with a space of influence that must be respected by his peers”, underlined, in this circumstance, in an interview with Expresso, the researcher Sónia Sénica, who finds in Dugin’s work “very clear guidelines for foreign policy”, with, for example, the war in Ukraine being “projected many years”.
Source: Expresso by expresso.pt.
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