Russian model Viktoria Odintsova has been slammed on social media for posing in some dangerous pictures and a video (below) in Dubai.
Odintsova has been posting the pictures and video on her Instagram page for six weeks, notes RT.com, which translated one of her Russian language captions: "I still can’t believe I did it. Every time I watch the video my palms go sweaty."
The 22-year-old model was photographed hanging off a skyscraper without any safety harnesses or nets. A photographer held her hand as she leaned off the building, and dangled hundreds of feet above the city.
While some of her Instagram fans thought she was brave, others believed her to be foolish:
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- This is so dumb, i have no words for it.
- Seems like some 11 year olds want to get attention at all costs.
- crazy! looks like god gave you beauty, but seems like he forgot to grace you with a brain.
Odintsova is not the only Russian with a penchant for danger; 23-year-old Angela Nikolau is known for taking the world's most dangerous selfies.
The daredevil model is a self-taught photographer who travels around the world posing for pictures and videos in extremely dangerous situations with her boyfriend, Ivan Kuzenetsov.
The Daily Mail noted in September 2016 that Nikolau and Kuzenetsov did some stomach churning "rooftoping" on skyscrapers in Hong Kong and China, which they filmed with body cameras, drones, and a selfie stick paid for by Travel Ticker.
The couple has scaled landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in France, Sagrada Familia in Spain, and the Shanghai Tower in China, reported Inside Edition in August 2016.
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After deciding to turn their climbing relationship into a romantic one, they celebrated by climbing the Goldin Finance 117 (China 117 Tower), which is the world's tallest construction site at almost 2100 feet in Tianjin, China.
"I did this to prove [to] myself that I can do this," Kuzenetsov told the tabloid news site. "Yes, it was illegal to climb. We didn't have permission to do this climb."