In an unusual public safety campaign, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has issued a warning to citizens of the dangers of taking selfies. Police Colonel of the General Administration for the Protection of Public Order of the MIA, Elena Novoseltseva, warns:
“Along with all the advantages of the modern world there appear new threats. We would like to remind the citizens that the chase for ‘likes’ in social networks can lead to the road of death. The accident reports periodically present information about sad accidents with lovers of selfies.”
Apparently Russian police will be handing flyers out at public events telling them to take it easy with the selfies.