DISINFO: British intelligence may be behind the assassination of Darya Dugina
  • Outlet: all-make.net (archived)*
  • Date of publication: August 22, 2022
  • Article language(s): Russian
  • Reported in: Issue 305
  • Countries / regions discussed: UK
War in Ukraine Secret services

DISINFO: British intelligence may be behind the assassination of Darya Dugina


The cruelty and nastiness [of this crime] may indicate that the Western intelligence agencies may be behind it. For example the British ones.

It is no coincidence that the British "Daily Mail" has published a mocking, even dehumanizing article, calling Dugin the architect of military conflict in Ukraine, "Putin's Rasputin" and "brains of the Russian president". What nonsense.

Russophobic scribbler is delighting in monstrous details, writing that Daria was blown to pieces. It is no wonder that with this sense of morality and approach to facts the British army is being officially prepared for war with Russia.


Conspiracy theory and pro-Kremlin disinformation about the UK and secret services.

There is no evidence to substantiate the claims that UK's intelligence service was behind the assassination of Darya Dugina in Moscow, daughter of Alexander Dugin.

The British outlet "Daily Mail" has reported on the assassination of Darya Dugina, as have multiple international media outlets. There is no evidence whatsoever to link the reports of the "Daily Mail" to British intelligence services.

Russia has also accused Ukraine of the assassination, providing only dubious "evidence", (see also: here and here) that cannot be independently verified. Ukraine has denied any involvement in the attack.

See related disinformation claims alleging that The ears of MI6 stick out from everything that happens in Kazakhstan; Holodomor was a story invented by a British spy; UK is pushing Ukraine to fight Russia promising assistance with nuclear strike.

This disinformation claim appeared in the same broadcast as an allegation that Ukraine, Estonia and Great Britain killed Darya Dugina and that Ukraine is a terrorist state.


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