×
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.

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 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.

Once
Monthly
Annual
Continue
paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.