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Russian Police Issue Safe Selfie Guidelines

Due to the number of Russian people dying while taking selfies, the Russian police have started an awareness campaign.

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It appears that a number of Russians have died recently, and an even larger number seriously injured, while taking self-portraits with smartphones. As a result, the Russian police have kicked-off a campaign titled "Safe Selfies" with a message of 'make sure you're in a safe place and not in danger' when posing for a self-portrait taken on a mobile phone. 

According to AP, the police have said that at least 100 Russians have been injured while taking a selfie this year. In fact, one woman died last week when she fell from a bridge in Moscow. 

The instructions advise people not to stand on train tracks, climb onto roofs, pose with guns, stand too close to edges or on electricity pylons. There are other instructions which are, obviously, written in Russian but you can view the series of self-explanatory diagrams that have been produced if Russian doesn't happen to be your first language. 

The Russian Interior Ministry hope the guidelines will draw young people's attention to the growing problem which can be easily fixed by people taking a little more care and paying more attention to their surroundings before posing for a photo.

 

(Via AP, MVD)

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mikehit 11 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2015 1:52PM
The video here shows some of the disasters!

http://home.bt.com/tech-gadgets/tech-news/russian-police-issue-safe-selfie-guide-after-spate-of-injuries-and-deaths-11363991112757

It is in Russian but the video is clear enough.

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