In Moscow, on Pushkin Square, a man committed an act of self-immolation.
He doused himself with a flammable liquid, probably gasoline, and set himself on fire.
The flame flared up instantly. It is noticed on duty next to the police, which were in abundance, because on this day in Moscow held a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
The police tried to throw snow at the flames, but there was not enough snow, because the day before it was carefully removed.
As a result, the flame was extinguished. The suicide with burns over 80% was taken to the hospital.
His further fate is not reported.