Mark Galeotti Mark Galeotti

What the Dugin assassination tells us about Russia

Putin’s regime is weaker than it looks

Alexander Dugin stood in front of his daughter's burning car

Car bombs used to be a fixture of gangland feuds in 1990s Russia but have since fallen out of fashion. This makes it all the more striking when, as happened on Saturday night, such a device rips through a car just outside Moscow, killing Darya Dugina, daughter of the controversial nationalist ideologue Alexander Dugin.

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