A prominent Russian nationalist writer, Zakhar Prilepin, was wounded in a car bombing on Saturday that Russia immediately blamed on Ukraine and the West, APA reports citing TASS.
TASS news agency quoted the interior ministry as saying one person had been killed in the blast in Nizny Novgorod region, about 400 km (250 miles) east of Moscow.
It separately quoted a source in the emergency services as saying the writer was wounded but conscious after the explosion.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Telegram: “The fact has come true: Washington and NATO fed another international terrorist cell - the Kyiv regime.”
She said it was the “direct responsibility of the US and Britain,” but provided no evidence to support the accusation.
“We pray for Zakhar,” she said.