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Russia: Russian Roulette is back with(out) a bang - using Tasers!01:28

Russia: Russian Roulette is back with(out) a bang - using Tasers!

Russian Federation, Perm
March 16, 2015 at 15:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

A new extreme sport where people use Tasers to shock each other is gaining rapid popularity in Perm as shown by footage filmed on Sunday. Founder Valeriy Eshenko revived the Russian Roulette game model by introducing Tasers with an amperage of 0.1W being used in the first round, rising to 0.4W if the participants make it to the last round. If a participant reacts to the shock or flinches, they are 'dead' and out of the game.

The Tasers have been made from pneumatic gas pistols with real electro revolvers. Six people stand in a circle and twist the gun barrel in order to shoot their fellow participants in their hands, heads, and necks to test their resolve. People between the ages of 18 and 40 can pay 200 roubles (€3.03, $3.21) to take part and give themselves a chance to win a prize fund of 311,342.50 roubles (around $5,000, €4,724).

Russia: Russian Roulette is back with(out) a bang - using Tasers!01:28
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A new extreme sport where people use Tasers to shock each other is gaining rapid popularity in Perm as shown by footage filmed on Sunday. Founder Valeriy Eshenko revived the Russian Roulette game model by introducing Tasers with an amperage of 0.1W being used in the first round, rising to 0.4W if the participants make it to the last round. If a participant reacts to the shock or flinches, they are 'dead' and out of the game.

The Tasers have been made from pneumatic gas pistols with real electro revolvers. Six people stand in a circle and twist the gun barrel in order to shoot their fellow participants in their hands, heads, and necks to test their resolve. People between the ages of 18 and 40 can pay 200 roubles (€3.03, $3.21) to take part and give themselves a chance to win a prize fund of 311,342.50 roubles (around $5,000, €4,724).

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