Car explosion: Putin offers condolences to Russian journalist killed

Car explosion: Putin offers condolences to Russian journalist killed

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin offered his condolences to the parents of Darya Dugina, the journalist who was killed after her car exploded on the outskirts of Moscow on Saturday.

“Condolences are expressed for this very sad loss that has befallen you,” Putin said via Telegram, Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

The Russian president also condemned the criminal act, which he described as “heinous and cruel” while describing Darya Dugina as “an intelligent and talented person with a true Russian spirit.”

“A journalist, scientist, philosopher, war correspondent, she honestly served the motherland, proof of a Russian patriot.

“The memories of Darya Dugina will continue to be embedded in the memories of relatives, close friends, colleagues and those who have the same thoughts as her,” Putin said, while wishing her parents strength and perseverance.

Putin later signed a decree awarding Dugina with the Order of Courage Award in recognition of her bravery and dedication throughout her service.

Dugina, 29, is the daughter of Russian sociologist and philosopher Aleksandr Dugin, who heads the International Eurasian Movement, a political movement opposed to liberalism and capitalism.

Dugin was listed among the “100 Global Thinkers of the Modern World” by Foreign Policy magazine in 2014.

She is blacklisted by the United States and the European Union for supporting Putin’s policies.

source – BERNAMA

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