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‘Safe Selfies’: Russia’s new campaign warns citizens against taking dangerous selfies

The posters, which are a part of this campaign, depict a man taking a selfie in-front of a moving train, on top of an electricity supply tower

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Safe Selfies: Russia wants citizens to give up dangerous selfies.

Alarmed by the number of Russians who have been killed while taking photos of themselves with smartphones, Russian police have started a new campaign called “Safe Selfies.” Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs have even issued posters to highlight the list of don’ts when it comes to taking seflies. You can check more of the posters here.

The instructions issued Tuesday warn against standing on railroad tracks, climbing onto roofs or posing with a gun or a tiger.  According to the Russian police, these are just some of the ways in which 10 Russians have been killed and 100 injured while taking selfies this year. The most recent death occurred last week when a woman fell from a bridge in Moscow.

The posters, which are a part of this campaign, depict a man taking a selfie in-front of a moving train, on top of an electricity supply tower, taking a selfie in front of a tiger, on the edge of a boat, from the stairs (while they are falling), the rooftop and even while falling down a hill.

Police spokeswoman Yelena Alexeyeva said “along with the advantages of the modern world there are also new threats. We want to remind citizens that the pursuit of ‘likes’ in social media can put them on the road to death.”

With Associated Press Inputs