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As the selfie epidemic continues to take over the world, the Russian Interior Ministry have urged their citizens to demonstrate safe selfie practices.

That’s right, pamphlets have been distributed to Russian schools to show youngsters what not to do when taking their own picture.

The official slogan of the campaign translates as “Even a million likes on social media are not worth your life or well-being.”

The pamphlets are providing information to students because as many as 10 deaths and over 100 injuries have happened in 2015 alone as a result of selfie-taking. 

These are the images from the Russian campaign. 




Russia has banned same-sex weddings and classified homosexuality as a mental illness, so when Alina Davis and Ellison Brux decided to get married, both dressed as brides, they expected to run into some trouble.

One of the brides Alina is androgynous, and while he was born a man (proved by his birth certificate) he dresses like a woman every day. And his wedding day was no different.

Alina and Ellison looked almost identical on their big day, and they said that while they didn’t experience any trouble when they handed in their marriage application, the head of registry wasn’t too impressed with Alina’s outfit choice:

“Then the head of the registry office called several times, telling us that they didn't want us to turn up both in wedding dresses. He said marriages in Russia were between a man and a woman and nobody else."

On the day itself, the pair ran into a few problems:

"When we arrived at the day of the wedding, the head of the office was trying to hide us all the time.

“They rushed us into the office through a back door and that really offended us. He told us we were a disgrace to the society and we needed medical treatment.

“Now, I am pleased to see that the photos are being shared and it's being discussed and I hope we might inspire others to challenge the restrictive practices here and formalise their unions.”

“We are not alone in having such problems. I have written to couples who are planning similar marriages and are afraid of failures with registration. Be aware – you cannot be refused.”



Lyonya Shilovsky is a three year old little boy from Russia with a serious talent for playing the drums. You need to see this video of him playing with the Novosibirsk Symphony Orchestra.  


Are you tired of having to stand on escalators? This old lady in Russia decided that she wanted to do things a little bit differently. Check it out.



Lana Del Rey has opened up for the first time about the real reason behind her on-stage breakdown in Dublin last year.

The Ride singer said she was overwhelmed with emotions and ended up crying during her live performance in front of fans.

Lana said she was suffering at the time with an illness that the doctors were unable to diagnose.

“I’d been sick on tour for about two years with this medical anomaly that doctors couldn’t figure out. That’s a big part of my life: I just feel really sick a lot of the time and can’t figure out why. I’d gotten these shots in Russia, where we’d just been.”

Lana then spoke of her Dublin performance and revealed that it all became too much for her and she started to cry.

“It was just heavy. It’s just heavy performing for people who really care about you, and you don’t really care that much about yourself sometimes. I thought it was sad. I thought my position was sad. I thought it was sad to be in Ireland singing for people who really cared when I wasn’t sure if I did.”

We hope Lana is in a better place now as it sounds like she had really hard time in the past.