Darya Dugina: Memory Eternal

Last weekend, Darya Dugina, the 29-year-old daughter of Aleksandr Dugin, was brutally murdered in a car bombing, after attending a festival some twenty kilometers outside of Moscow.

According to RT, this despicable act was probably perpetrated by Ukrainian intelligence assets (no doubt advised by Western intelligence agencies). 

Please click on the link here:  https://www.rt.com/russia/561318-dugina-suspect-vovk-video/

Dugina, was an up-and-coming journalist in her own right.  Unfortunately, the bloodthirstiness of the Western media in its reportage has been nothing less than reprehensible.  The celebratory nature in commenting on Miss Dugina’s untimely death has been nothing less than despicable by the flying monkeys in the Mainstream Media.  

Indeed, their ignorance is as insane as their wickedness.  Her father, Dugin (who was probably the original target) is certainly a controversial figure.  A famous political philosopher, associated with the Eurasianist/Fourth Way thought, he is actually more well-known (and popular) in rightist circles in the West.  More so than in Russia itself. 

One wouldn’t know this by reading the Western press.  To hear them tell it, Dugin is the mastermind/spiritual advisor/puppeteer who is pulling Putin’s strings.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Dugin (as Dr Steve Turley explains below), is one of Putin’s harshest critics!

Never mind.  If the elites in the West (and their stenographers in the media) continue in their self-delusion, then our civilization is well on its way to collapse.  One cannot treat a disease if he is unable to name the cause or even identify the symptoms.  So here we are.  

That, however, is a story for another day.  Today, let us pray for the soul of the Lord’s handmaiden Darya and for comfort for her family.



  1. Vechnaya pamyat’

    Besides being a senseless murder, it is a stupid provocation. It appears the RF is blaming SBU, the Ukrainian security service acting through an Azov/NZ agent. I don’t see how Russia can avoid retaliation under the circumstances. Public opinion will demand it. Public murders in Russia backfired on the Chechens as well.

    Lord, have mercy.

  2. George Michalopulos says

    I have a few qualms with Philip Giraldi (as well as E Michael Jones), especially in his reflexive anti-Israelism, but he does have some excellent points regarding the despicable murder of Darya Dugina. And so, in the interest of intellectual honest and open debate, I bring you his most recent column:


  3. Alexander Dugin was marked for death for the wrong reasons, and it clearly makes little sense from the perspective of a terrorist act: it lacks the political and military result that a rational state actor would desire. But as we see increasing evidence, the Kiev regime is failing miserably at the front lines and is resorting to terrorism which is clearly going to be it’s MO going forward, including after their inevitable military defeat.

    A Russian opposition politician who is entrenched in Kiev, Ponomarev, had suggested the killing of Daria was committed by some far-right Russian organization that nobody’s ever heard of. Obviously this has been done with one intention: to deflect blame from the Kiev government which had obviously botched this operation. Had Dugin himself perished, it would not be the same. The murder of a female journalist in the budding years of her life is clearly going to trigger moral outrage.

    It’s also, sadly to me, going to increase interest in Dugin’s ideology which as correctly stated above is considered somewhat fringe in Russia these days. Alexander Dugin was born in an era of mass ideological chaos, when the USSR had collapsed and the Yeltsin government entered into a disastrous alliance with the Harvard boys who sought to maximally dismember the Russian economy, while Yeltsin’s foreign minister Kozyrev sold the Russian and Serbian population down the river to appease the globalists (they still weren’t impressed). The Russian left and the newly found Russian right were faced with a dilemma: how to unite in order to unseat Yeltsin.

    In pursuing such an end, Dugin tried to blend Soviet ideology with traditional Russian nationalism, plus add a few borrowings from far-right European thought. His “Eurasianism” had actually originated in the Russian emigre world of the 1930s, where some Russians who fought against the Bolsheviks felt (justifiably) betrayed by the western powers and decided to look for some reconciliatory path with the Reds. Stalin encouraged such movements because it was an excellent way to discourage Russian emigres from attempting to fight bolshevism from the outside, and it gave him leads for intelligence (the Mladorossi organization being one such example).

    Dugin is obviously pursuing different (and certainly more moral) ends than the Soviet government was, but unfortunately it’s an attempt to mix oil and vinegar. It is in fact the Putin administration that managed to create a livable compromise between the left and right, by focusing on the Soviet victory in WWII to keep the left happy, while criticizing Stalinism and supporting the Orthodox Church as the key moral force in society.

    In this sense Putinism is a more sober, even if unpleasantly pragmatic at times, approach to ideology than Dugin’s philosophical complexity with it’s Gurdjieff like positioning (“fourth way”). Dugin is not a Putin advisor, and as Alexander Mercouris of the Duran has pointed out, there isn’t even any evidence that the two have ever crossed paths. However, for globalist propaganda purposes it’s very convenient to push Dugin as an influencer, with many going as far as to label him as a Rasputin figure (I guess they don’t know who Rasputin was).

    On the other hand, Putin has met with the late Alexander Solzhenytsin, who is reviled by the Russian left and loved by the Russian right, and definitely bears marks of his influence. But outside of the fact that the man is dead, the west is pained at the thought of pairing the two together for obvious reasons.

    • George Michalopulos says

      GeorgeS, thank you for this wonderful analysis!

      If I may add, it’s commentary like this which keeps me intellectually stimulated.

      • I’m likewise appreciative of your analysis, it’s very interesting to have someone who’s both on the inside as an Orthodox Christian, and on the outside as one from a different ethnic background who has a solid American focus.

        Unfortunately when I was growing up there was no clear vision of what American Orthodoxy might be like. This blog is on many levels doing the job of an American Orthodox think-tank, in contrast to the polluted ‘Fordhamite’ globalist vision that is being pushed on us all. It’s also great that technology has aided the cause of creating a community. It’s no longer fax chains and the AM dial that Christians have relied on in the legacy media days.

        Navigating post-Soviet Russian politics is complicated, and even the better funded and informed western analysts can’t exactly figure things out, which often ends up in a scattershot approach where things are painted in broad strokes (e.g. the lack of sophistication in explaining who Dugin is and what he believes). The mainstream western press is fine with such sloppiness because they never face consequences for lying about Russia.

        Usually for any significant depth, western think tanks rely on “dissident figures” from Russia, but those are getting scarcer as many of them like Masha Gessen have already high-tailed it out of there a while ago. And unlike the old school Russian dissidents, this lot is trained to simply spit out whatever their handlers need to meet political goals, and not a word more. In that sense they are very much like old school Soviet “sek-sot” informants.

  4. Howie Mezrak says

    Her father is a fool because he embraced the magog “eurasian” slander instead of deflecting it on the “west” because of their Hun, Lapp, Finn, Viking, and American Indian lineage. Swededn and Finland, along with Turkey are Magog. Trojan Romulus and Remus share the Magog Volpomammic birth myth. The Ugaritic Canaanites became the Magog. “archaeologist Ursula Brosseder of the University of Bonn in Germany. The Huns developed as a political movement that picked up members from various ethnic groups as it spread, she explains. Brosseder suspects the ‘Hun phenomenon’ formed on the grasslands of western Eurasia, a territory that includes regions cited by Hakenbeck. The earliest evidence of Huns in that region dates to about 2,400 years ago” [Science News, 4/29/2017, Vol. 191, No. 8] This political movement movement derived from the Ural Ataics HLA DR1 schizophrenia gene [Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry 30 (2006) 423 ? 428] and the Mongol 3’VNTR Dopaminergic Bipolar Gene [Human Biology, Vol. 68, No. 4 (August 1996), pp. 509-515]. Broadberry [LSE WP184 11/2013] shows that the Great Divergence of world economies manifested in 1348 due to Ghenghis Khan whose Tatar Magoguery decimated China, India, Russia and Greece. Fan Tsing fuh Ming was the call of the San Ho Hwuy and indeed Sun Yat Sen blamed the Manchu Magog for decimating China and thought the west was enlightening and liberating. But Mao instead used the Opium War as a foil to revert to tatarism. Note the cognates morphing: Magog, Mongol, Magyar, Hungar, Uyghur, Hangook, Gog. American Indians, Koreans, Japanese, and Turks are the true heirs of the Gog and Magog. [Hugh Pope, Sons of Conquerors, 2005 pp. 210-223] But the Arabs always were led into battle by Turkish generals., See: https://tennesseestar.com/2019/08/26/stephen-k-bannon-produces-claws-of-the-red-dragon-film-on-danger-posed-by-huawei-technologies-chinese-communist-party/

  5. This is quite good from The Saker.

    The point is one that I have made for years: The West’s war against Russia is a religious war against Orthodox Christianity. It is actually not any more complicated than that if you track the attitude of the West as Russian Orthodoxy has resurrected and grown to influence RF policy. The escalation of the rhetoric against Russia corresponds fairly neatly to the re-Christianization of Russia. Putin’s demonization and that of the Russian elite is simply a factor of the policies of the RF reflecting an Orthodox worldview.

    The conclusion of the above article:

    “I would suggest that the real reason, or certainly an extremely important though unspoken reason, for Nuland’s mission was that Yanukovych’s pivot towards Russia was seen by the “woke” establishment in Washington as a sign that Ukraine would follow Russia into adopting an increasingly Christian-friendly social culture; one that the “liberals” and “progressives” in Washington despised. We should note too that one of Poroshenko’s first actions as President of Ukraine was to provide openings for George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, and to simultaneously support the establishment of LGBT input into the educational system. Gay “Pride” parades became a regular feature of life in Kiev where, though distinctly unpopular with the great majority of the population, they received massive support and protection from the security forces.”

    • Yes, and as with so many other events in recent years, the “War between the Ukraines” has revealed much that was hidden. It has been telling to see papist responses . . . the spirit of Brest remains quite strong. And those folks are the least repulsive haters of traditional Rus. It only gets worse, as you mention.

      • It’s not just the spirit of Brest that’s the problem.
        Khomiakov nailed it, as Met Kallistos Ware pointed out:

        “All Protestants are Crypto-Papists,’ wrote the Russian theologian Alexis Khomiakov to an English friend in the year 1846. ‘ . . . To use the concise language of algebra, all the West knows but one datum a; whether it be preceded by the positive sign +, as with the Romanists, or with the negative − as with the Protestants, the a remains the same. Now a passage to Orthodoxy seems indeed like an apostasy from the past, from its science, creed, and life. It is rushing into a new and unknown world.’
        Khomiakov, when he spoke of the datum a, had in mind the fact that western Christians, whether Free Churchmen, Anglicans, or Roman Catholics, have a common background in the past. All alike (although they may not always care to admit it) have been profoundly influenced by the same events: by the Papal centralization and the Scholasticism of the Middle Ages, by the Renaissance, by the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, and by the Enlightenment. But behind members of the Orthodox Church — Greeks, Russians, and the rest — there lies a very different background. They have known no Middle Ages (in the western sense) and have undergone no Reformations or Counter-Reformations; they have only been affected in an oblique way by the cultural and religious upheaval which transformed western Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Christians in the west, both Roman and Reformed, generally start by asking the same questions, although they may disagree about the answers. In Orthodoxy, however, it is not merely the answers that are different — the questions themselves are not the same as in the west. (p.1–2)”
        Timothy Ware, The Orthodox Church

    • Amen, George, Gail, and Misha! I am beyond frustrated how it is downright impossible to discuss the American/Ukrainian hostilities against Russia. It particularly blows my mind how willfully blind good hearted Orthodox are to the heart of the matter. For example, for many years I have shared various resources on the traditional Orthodox website Orthodox Christian Information Center (orthodoxinfo.com) with friends and coworkers wanting to know about my faith. I myself have several of its pages bookmarked to help me with preparing for confession, etc. It’s been a go-to resource hub for many years. Recently, the home page was changed to shamefully denigrate our beloved Patriarch Kyrill and Putin. What a shame!

      • This is sad news.

        • Sad news, indeed. The lack of discernment astounds me. When will these people realize that EVERYTHING the leadership class in the West pushes is wicked manipulation. All they can do is lie and scheme for their demonic overseers. People who can see plainly the string-pullers’ malice in domestic politics or in the corruption of our public health establishment have fallen for the State Department’s depiction of the conflict in the Ukraine.

          Even ROCOR has taken the bait (though, in honesty, the bishops fell for the Covidian connivances, too). One of the extraordinary petitions that I heard this morning was to make the Ukrainian land “unconquerable.” Too late for that — it has been pretty completely conquered for the past eighteen years . . . and the last eight have involved a sack dance on the grave of Orthodox Ukraine . . . celebrated by burning people alive, destroying towns and villages, cultural and actual genocide, and a string of typical western pervertoramas. Yep, pretty damned {and} conquered. And now, finally, being liberated.

          O Lord, save Thy people,
          and bless Thine inheritance!
          Grant victory to the Orthodox Christians
          over their adversaries,
          and by virtue of Thy cross,
          preserve Thy habitation.

          It is hard to stifle anger and contempt when you hear all these mealy-mouth cries for peace and fraternal love — where was the outrage for the last decade? I don’t recall hearing special petitions for Holy Rus to repel the godless occupiers of the Ukrainian land over all those years. All these lives disrupted, maimed, and destroyed — blood that cries to heaven, for sure, — it’s an outrage, but I don’t blame the Russians. To do so is to blame the man who shoots an intruder about to kill his children after having raped his wife. “Turn the other cheek” — how wretched these Christians have become. Utterly disconnected from reality . . . and it’s no wonder the Nietzcheans despise monks so. Did the bishops of the 13th century condemn Alexander Nevsky for resorting to war to protect Rus from the West? Following counsel such as theirs is why Christians in Nordic countries, for instance, now face arrest for citing unpopular scriptural passages. Their gospel is that of enslavement to Satan and his minions. That isn’t what our ancestors believed or did, which is why we’re here now. Will we have descendants who will say the same?

          It’s all very discouraging . . . and now Mr. Barnes. We’re in one hell of a storm.

          • To be fair, ROCOR has been praying the same prayers (more or less) for Ukraine since Maidan in 2014. The full petition says to make the Ukrainian land “unconquerable by those who work strife.” If you’ve read the half dozen or so interviews with Archbishop Gabriel of Canada, you’ll know who he believes to be “working strife” in Ukraine and, from my admittedly limited experience, his opinion is the majority among ROCOR clergy.

            Orthodoxinfo going down the normie route is sad, but at least all the good stuff is still there. God will forgive Patrick’s ignorance on the Ukraine issue, given his great contribution over the years.

            • Thanks for your generous interpretation . . . I’ve read Archbishop Gabriel’s words. The good bishop is an example in support of physiognomy. He looks like a don mafioso on whose naughty list you really want to avoid being. Just so, he is the anti-Welby (just search for images of Justin Welby, the top Anglican cleric, and you’ll see what I mean). Unsurprisingly, he’s a Russkie from Australia (way back before Covid rendered Aussie men castrati) — how manly can you get without involving Mongolians?

              I’m not hereby implying that support for the Nuland regime indicates a lack of masculine virtue (virtus!) . . . though I do suspect a strong correlation.

              I agree about PB — but I’m still terribly disappointed.

  6. George Michalopulos says

    A wonderful valedictory for a beautiful and wonderful young lady from Pepe Escobar:


  7. George Michalopulos says
  8. I just have to say, the news of her murder, the manner of it, and in front of her father’s eyes, was heartbreaking. And the reaction of the West, especially on social media where it was rejoiced over, absolutely blood-curdling.

    And to learn the perpetrators were a mother-daughter team – a mother and a daughter! – from the Western-sponsored Ukraine. Is there any depth of evil to which we have not fallen? It seems we are fast becoming what our fathers fought so hard against in WWII.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Theo, the absolute depravity of the West grows daily. In so many different avenues, I must say.

      The Lord allows this for two reasons: (1) so that everybody else can see how evil they truly are, and (2) so that there will be no excuse on Judgment Day.

      One will not be able to say “I was only following orders,” or “I was write to castrate my son because everybody else was doing it.” Things like that.

  9. Farewell to Darya in Ostankino, her father’s words

    The father of journalist and philosopher Darya Platonova Dugin delivered a farewell speech during the civil funeral service for his daughter, who was tragically killed in a despicable attack by the Ukrainian security services.

    The full text of Alexander Dugin’s difficult speech for all of us was made available for sharing during a live broadcast on the Tsargrad TV channel:

    ‘ I wanted to raise my daughter in the way I see the ideal of a man. First of all faith: she spent her entire childhood in Orthodox camps, she went to church. And that is important, but I also wanted her to be an intelligent Orthodox person, so her mother and I advised her to become a philosopher. And she became one.

    I can’t tell if she is deep as a philosopher.

    But she tried to move in that direction. Now, perhaps she will reveal things that we have not seen, that we have not noticed.

    From childhood her first words, which of course we did not teach her, were ‘Russia’, ‘our power’, ‘our people’, ‘our empire’. And that is what made her so perfect. Through difficult trials, she became a much better person than we were.

    In our family it was always, from the beginning, established: you have to become better, you have to become superior, you have to become braver, you have to become smarter, you have to become more perfect. We did not praise her and she suffered. We said: this is a flaw, be better, better, higher. And maybe we went too far.

    She wasn’t afraid, really. And the last time we spoke at the Tradition Festival, she said to me:

    Dad, I feel like a warrior, I feel like a hero, I want to be like this, I don’t want any other destiny, I want to be with my people, with my country, I want to be on the side of the forces of light, this is the most important thing.

    In my last conference with you, I told you that history is a battle between light and darkness, between God and his adversary. And our political situation, our war in Ukraine, but not with Ukraine, is also part of this war. Of light and darkness. Neither more nor less. And when we were leaving, a minute before his death, the death that took place before my eyes, Akim Apachev’s song ‘In Azovstal they bury demons’ was playing. He wanted to hear it, but we went early. Nothing would have changed.

    Her life – this is what is striking – has been significant, it has been difficult, despite the fact that she is almost a young girl, that she lived not even thirty years, that she is gone, but she has moved along the line of this logic, which has become her logic. I am very grateful and moved: I didn’t think she was known and treated this way.

    She was what she was. How much duplicity there is in our lives, how much cowardice, and she was not like that, she had integrity, she had been brought up that way, and her way is an incredible argument, the most frightening, perhaps monstrous, heartbreaking argument that she was right. That this was the way to go. This was how she would not have wanted a different fate, a different life.

    She loved the fame she lacked, she was under-praised. And now, when the President awarded her the Order of Courage, I can hear how happy she is, how she says: “See, Dad, how good I am, and you said so”. To love fame for its good sides: what’s wrong with it if it’s light? Not for the other side. If you take yourself to the altar of your country, of your faith, of your truth, what’s wrong with that, if you are given the credit, that’s right.

    I’m sorry, I can’t speak, I’m just very grateful to you, I’m grateful to everyone, to all our people, I didn’t know it could be like this, and to everyone who came, and to everyone who answered, to everyone who wrote. It turned out that I didn’t know who was the closest person and the closest friend of the others.

    Sorry, I guess the last thing I want to say is that for her life had meaning, meaning was the most important thing for her, she lived according to that meaning. If her tragic death, her personality, her integrity, had affected anyone, she would have had only one wish: do not remember me, do not glorify me, fight for our great country, defend our faith, our holy Orthodoxy, love our Russian people, because she died for the people, she died for Russia at the front, and the front is here. Not only there, but also here, in each one of us.

    The highest price we have to pay can only be justified by the end result, by victory. It lived in the time of victory and died in the time of victory. Our Russian victory, our truth, our orthodoxy, our country, our power. ‘

    Darya Dugina’s loved ones, colleagues and activists came to bid her farewell.

    The leaders of the Duma factions United Russia (Sergei Neverov), LDPR (Leonid Slutsky) and Just Russia – For Truth (Sergei Mironov) also spoke at the farewell. In their speeches, the parliamentarians emphasised that she would be avenged and that streets and squares in Russia would be named after her.

    Memory eternal

  10. George Michalopulos says