A young taxi driver in Tomsk has become a hero after saving the lives of four children.
The man was in a shop when a woman ran in saying that she had just seen a girl in the first-floor window of a burning flat.
He rushed to the scene and climbed up to help the girl down. To his surprise, the eight-year-old handed him first her two-year-old baby brother and then her two four-year-old brothers. Luckily, all the children were unharmed.
It is transpired their father had locked them in the flat and gone out for a couple of minutes, while the mother was at work.
The emergency squad that arrived at the scene extinguished the fire. The causes are still being investigated.