25-year-old Margarita Grachyova had her fingers crushed before her arms were severed at the wrists in a jealous rage by her husband Dmitry, a trained psychologist.
According to reports Margarita had demanded a divorce following his constant threats and violence, and the pair had been reportedly living separately.
Both Margarita's hands have been sewn back on, but it is unclear if she will ever regain use of it.
The couple share two children, aged 3 and 4.
'I filed for divorce,' Margarita revealed. 'Then he saw my text exchange with a [male] colleague.'
It is believed that Margarita had started seeing a male colleague and she was followed to a cinema date by her husband.
She claims he got 'jealous', adding: 'Sorry, it is very painful for me to recall this now.'
Dmitry Grachyov has been remanded in custody until February, and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted.