Yes I read about that. Probably a factor that the Finnish guy also would never have yielded to a Russian. Probably that national pride from both participants that ended in this tragic result.
This thread is going into weird places.. but I'll continue.
It was illegal (against the rules) use of grease that the Russian used that heated to point that it burnt his skin. The grease was supposed to isolate the heat and it does for a short period of time, until its just boiling grease.