A woman set fire to her ex-husband's penis as he sat naked watching television and drinking vodka, Moscow police said today.
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."
August 22, 2007
The Wicker Man
Some most unfortunate turns of phrase in the reporting of this serious crime: