It's true: Justin Bieber recently saved a Russian man from a bear attack. Well, sort of.

42 year old Igor Vorozhbitsyn was fishing in northern Russia when a brown bear suddenly pounced and started to maul him.

Fortunately for him, at that exact moment, Igor's phone went off.  And his ringtone -- Justin Bieber's song "Baby" -- started playing loudly.

The bear freaked out. Frightened by the noise it took off running into the woods.

"I couldn't believe my luck when the phone went off and he ran away," Igor said.

So we were wondering why a 42-year-old man might have his ringtone set to The Biebs' "Baby?"  "I know that sort of ringtone isn't to everyone's taste but my granddaughter loaded it onto my phone for a joke."