Russian journalist sets herself on fire 'in protest at crackdown on her work by ...

Russian journalist sets herself on fire 'in protest at crackdown on her work by Putin's police' Irina Slavina, 47, set herself on fire outside the Interior Ministry's headquarters Her home was raided by police on Thursday and laptops and notebooks taken Slavina died from her injuries despite a man trying to put the flames out

By Will Stewart and Sam Baker For Mailonline

Published: 19:54 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 11:57 BST, 3 October 2020

33 shares

33

View
comments

A Russian journalist has died after setting herself on fire the day after her flat was searched by police.

Irina Slavina, 47, posted: 'I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.'

A deeply distressing video from BAZA media shows her setting herself on fire and a man desperately trying to put the flames out.

Slavina was editor-in-chief of Koza Press, in Nizhny Novgorod, a news agency that had run stories which had annoyed the authorities.

Irina Slavina, 47, editor-in-chief of Koza Press, set herself on fire outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry in Nizhny Novgorod near a statue for Russian policemen

Irina Slavina, 47, editor-in-chief of Koza Press, set herself on fire outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry in Nizhny Novgorod near a statue for Russian policemen

Slavina (pictured) is believed to have been questioned in relation to a police probe into Open Russia

Slavina (pictured) is believed to have been questioned in relation to a police probe into Open Russia

The married mother-of-one had been repeatedly fined after previous disputes with officials.

She set herself on fire outside the headquarters of the Interior Ministry in Nizhny Novgorod near a statue for Russian policemen.

The journalist ignited the flames near a statue to Russian policemen. 

Slavina is believed to have been questioned in relation

read more from dailymail.....

NEXT Texts North Queensland Cowboys star sent club staffer after having sex with her ...