ALEXANDER Dugin was seen at the funeral of his daughter, who was killed in a car bomb attack widely believed to have been aimed at him.
The man, dubbed Vladimir Putin’s guru, was first seen joining mourners at the funeral of Darya Dugina after vowing revenge for the blast that killed the 30-year-old.
The man, dubbed “Putin’s brain,” reportedly suffered a heart attack after Saturday night’s bombing.
The neo-Nazi mystic narrowly escaped the deadly blast after last changing cars.
Russia has bizarrely blamed a Ukrainian assassin who it claims snuck into Moscow with her 12-year-old daughter.
At the funeral, Dugin, 50, and Darya’s mother, Natalia Melentyeva, 64, sat next to the open coffin.
“She died for Russia on the front lines,” he said.
“That frontline is here, within each of us. She lived for victory and died in the name of victory.”
He said her last words to him before they climbed into their Toyota Land Cruiser: “Dad, I feel like a warrior, I feel like a hero.”
In a message ahead of the funeral, Putin said: “A heinous, cruel crime ended the life of Daria Dugina, a smart, talented person with a real Russian heart – kind, loving, compassionate and open.”
Dugin, an ardent pro-war supporter, has accused Putin of failing to use his full firepower to crush Ukraine and challenge the West.
In his first statement since the attack, Dugin denounced what he called the “terrorist attack by the Nazi Ukrainian regime.”
“But they will not succeed. Our hearts yearn for more than revenge or retribution,” he said.
“It’s too petty, it’s not Russian style. We just need our victory. My daughter laid her life on his altar so please win.”
The video, taken immediately after the bombing, shows Dugin with his hands on his head in shock as he stares at the burning wreckage of the car.
Among the suspects are renegade elements within the Russian security services and resistance fighters bent on overthrowing the regime.
Other experts have pointed to the possibility that Putin himself may have ordered the strike on Dugin after being criticized by his adviser for not going far enough in Ukraine.
Dugina, a Russian journalist, had been reporting from Ukraine for pro-Russian media since the beginning of the war, including from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.
She was sanctioned by the UK government last month as a “frequent and high-profile contributor to disinformation related to Ukraine.”
No group has claimed responsibility for Saturday night’s bomb attack on a highway in south-west Moscow.
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