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Russian journalist dies after setting herself on fire - local media

MOSCOW, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Russian journalist died on Friday after setting herself on fire in front of the local branch of the interior ministry in the city of Nizhny Novgorod, a day after her apartment was searched by police, according to local media.

Prior to her self-immolation, Irina Slavina wrote on her Facebook page: “I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for my death.”

Reporting by Polina Ivanova and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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