From electrocution while trying to get the perfect background, to accidentally shooting oneself while posing with a pistol, Russian selfies seem to be pretty dangerous things with more than 100 leading to serious injuries in the country in the past year alone.
With that kind of track record, it’s no wonder that Russia’s police force wants to do something about it which they’ve apparently done by issuing a brochure packed with handy graphics showing how to take selfies without risking potentially fatal injuries.
<“We have noted recently that the number of accidents caused by lovers of self-photography is constantly increasing,” a government representative said. “Before taking a selfie, everyone should think about the fact that racing after a high number of ‘likes’ could lead him on a journey to death and his last extreme photo could turn out to be posthumous.”
Russian police officers will hand the brochures out to young people in public places, while the interior ministry will also promote the guidelines on social media.