Russia Launches Campaign Detailing the Dangers of Selfies

Russia Launches Campaign Detailing the Dangers of Selfies

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Tara Bellucci
Jul 10, 2015
(Image credit: Russia's Ministry of Internal Affairs)

You might think it obvious not to pose for a selfie in front of a train or with a loaded gun, but Russia is here to officially warn you. With more than 100 injuries reported just this year, the government launched a public safety campaign this week to discourage selfies in risky situations.

With 12 selfie-related deaths, the ministry has released a pamphlet and a video, and will also be teaching selfie safety in schools.

"Before taking a selfie, everyone should think about the fact that racing after a high number of 'likes' could lead someone on a journey to death and his last extreme photo could turn out to be posthumous," said Yelena Alexeyeva, an aide to the interior minister.

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