Selfies are typically seen as annoying rather than dangerous, but according to these Russian pamphlets, they can be downright deadly. In response to hundreds of injuries and dozens of selfie-related deaths, the Russian government decided to take action in the form of comically dry informational pamphlets.

This translated version allows English speakers to practice safe selfies as well, and there’s a lot to learn:


A selfie while holding a gun will undoubtedly give you an unflattering shot (pun intended), as will a selfie in front of a moving train, or one with a cougar. While these might seem obvious, the pamphlet sites the fatalities that have in fact come from these mistakes, so we will take Russia’s word for it.

If you are going to continue your selfie habits, keep these rules in mind, and definitely keep off the high-voltage lines.