A woman set fire to her ex-husband's penis as he sat naked watching television and drinking vodka, Moscow police said on Wednesday.
Asked if the man would make a full recovery, a police spokeswoman said it was "difficult to predict".
The attack climaxed three years of acrimonious enforced co-habitation. The couple divorced three years ago but continued to share a small flat, something common in Russia where property costs are very high.
"It was monstrously painful," the wounded ex-husband told Tvoi Den newspaper. "I was burning like a torch. I don't know what I did to deserve this."
According to UPI:
The woman said she was fed up with the man watching pornography and having affairs.
He had a fractured foot from a car accident and asked the woman to bring home a bottle of vodka, which he drank in front of the television. When he fell asleep, the woman told police she tried torching his whole body but the alcohol evaporated too quickly.
She then made a torch out of a newspaper, splashed his groin with alcohol and lit it, Korolyova said.
The man sustained first-degree burns to his lower abdomen and was hospitalized for several days. The woman could face assault charges, the report said.
"His sex organs took the heaviest blow," an unidentified nurse told the newspaper.
As the U.S. economy continues to decline, I expect we'll be reading more stories like this one, closer to home.