Enjoying ad-free content?
Since July 1, 2024, we have disabled all ads to improve your reading experience.
This commitment costs us $10,000 a month. Your support can help us fill the gap.
Support us
Our journalism is banned in Russia. We need your help to keep providing you with the truth.

TV Psychic Fatally Hits Pedestrian With Car

A contestant in a popular television show that tests the alleged supernatural abilities of self-proclaimed psychics has run over and killed a pedestrian on a crosswalk in Moscow, online news site M24.ru reported Thursday.

The female contestant from "Battle of the Psychics," whom the Moscow news agency identified as 28-year-old Darya Zadokhina, had been driving her Jaguar with the help of hand-operated controls, as she lost both of her legs in a car accident in 2007, the report said.

The name of the male victim was withheld. This is not the first time a contestant from the show has wound up on police radar.

Another contestant, Yury Olenin, was charged with fraud earlier this week for offering people his magical services to cure alcoholism and drug addiction, solve family disputes and improve health, among other things. He charged between 15,000 rubles ($320) and 1.5 million rubles for the services, the Moscow news agency said.

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more