Elderly Man Sets Himself on Fire Near Red Square

A pensioner tried to set himself on fire near Red Square on Friday, Interfax reported.

The incident occurred next to St. Basil's Cathedral not far from Ulitsa Ilinka.

"The burning went on for 3-4 seconds, after which police put the flames out," a police source said.

According to Interfax, the man did not suffer severe burns and was able to climb into the ambulance himself, without assistance. He is currently being treated for his injuries.