By Will Stewart and Sam Baker For Mailonline
Published: 19:54 BST, 2 October 2020 | Updated: 11:57 BST, 3 October 2020
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
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