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Russians Get Hurt So Often Taking Selfies, Apparently, The Government Had To Release A Safety Guide

Apparently, there have been over 100 selfie-related injuries this year alone.

Posted on July 8, 2015, at 10:08 a.m. ET

The Russian government released a new public awareness campaign this week, warning people about the dangers of taking selfies.

The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru
The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru

"We have noted recently that the number of accidents caused by lovers of self-photography is constantly increasing," Yelena Alexeyeva, an aide to Russia's interior minister, told AFP.

The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru
The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru
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"Since the beginning of the year we are talking about some hundred cases of injuries for sure," she said.

The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru
The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru

The "Safe Selfie" pamphlet released by the Russian interior minister's office warns people, "A cool selfie could cost you your life."

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The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru
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Selfie safety is no joke in Russia. Last month, a bunch of Russian teenagers were "set on fire" while trying to take the "ultimate selfie."

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The Interior Ministry Of Russia / Via mvd.ru

Remember: You can't post an awesome selfie if you're dead.

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