Support The Moscow Times!

Russian Woman Calls Firefighters to Extinguish Her ‘Burning Soul’

A woman in the Russian city of Ufa called the local fire department to help put out her “burning soul,” the state-run RIA Novosti news agency reported Monday.

“They found the woman in a state of alcohol intoxication, acting abnormally, singing and claiming that ‘her soul is on fire,’” RIA cited an unnamed source at the regional Emergency Situations Ministry as saying.

A video of the incident, reportedly filmed by the firefighters at the scene, was posted on social media Sunday.

A probe has been launched into the incident, RIA reported. The woman may face an administrative fine over issuing a false alarm.

We need your help now more than ever.

Independent media outlets and journalists in Russia are being increasingly targeted with “foreign agent” and “undesirable” labels, threatening the existence of the free press day by day.

Your donation to The Moscow Times directly supports the last independent English-language news source within Russia.