Locals killed the bear several hours after the attack. Picture: The Siberian Times
Boy was mauled to death, his sister managed to escape and raised alarm.
The attack came in the village of Kheta on the Taimyr peninsula in northern Siberia, some 1,747 kilometres north of the regional capital Krasnoyarsk.
The twins were playing on a helicopter pad when the bear appeared. The little girl ran away and called for help as her twin brother was pulled away into bushes.
Olga Degid, Russian Investigative Committee representative, said: ‘Children were playing outside when a brown bear walked towards them, grabbed a six year old boy and killed him.’
Locals killed the bear several hours after the attack, she said.
The Investigative Committee is carrying out a check on this incident.
Village of Kheta, Krasnoyarsk Krai. Pictures: Nikolay Kovalchuk
Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages
The attack came amid warnings especially in neighbouring Khanti-Mansi region that people are besieged by bears seeking to stock fat before hibernation
An oil worker was killed and disembowelled by brown bears in Yamalo-Nenets region. The eviscerated remains of the shift worker’s body was found beside a road connecting oil capital Surgut to Salekhard.
The bears have covered the body with tree branches evidently intending to return.
The attack came amid warnings especially in neighbouring Khanti-Mansi region that people are besieged by bears seeking to stock fat before hibernation.
Rangers receive daily calls from all over the region asking to send patrols to protect people, according to reports. ‘As of now we have 15 calls from people begging to save them from bears,’ said the wildlife and control service in Khanty-Mansi.
‘The animals are very active, they are seen right on the outskirts of settlements, scaring people and making them feel besieged. ‘In each of the cases we check how serious the situation is and whether our help is really needed.’
Recently a large bear was shot at the airport in Nyagan, the birthplace of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova.
The bear had ‘terrorising’ airport staff and passengers, patrolling the tarmac for two weeks. ‘He walked the tarmac and was seen in various spots around the airport building,’ according to one report. ‘People were panicking.
‘Both passengers and staff members were really scared of the bear as no-one could predict what he was up to.
‘Passengers didn’t dear to walk outside the airport terminal.’