Indigenous scholar attempts self-immolation in Ural city to protest language death

A veteran scholar has attempted to commit suicide by self-immolation outside the State Council building of the Udmurt republic. According to Kommersant-Udmurtia, the man’s name was Albert Razin, and he burned himself in an act of protest against the dissipation of Udmurt ethnic traditions. The Udmurt people are a Finno-Ugric ethnic group living predominantly near Russia’s Ural Mountains.