IT’S OK IF YOU DON’T LOOK DOWN!

 

By SIMON DEAN

RUSSIANS, despite being clunking dull-witted human puddings, are a remarkably agile race – and they like nothing more than clambering up huge erections.

Normally this is so they can hurl themselves to their doom while in the grip of a vodka-induced fit of depression. But 19-year-old Moscow student Vitaly Raskalov does it for FUN. The thrillseeker wowed the world last week when pictures were published of him atop the 1,150-foot Russky Island Bridge in Vladivostok. But the youngster has a whole photo album of himself and pals scaling impossibly-high structures By SIMON DEAN simon@sundaysport.co.uk – without safety equipment – and then taking snaps. The results would loosen the bowels of even the stoutest-hearted Englishman. Raskalov took one picture standing on the very top of a 2,000-ft TV mast in central Russia, while other photos show him perched on tiny ledges on Russian skyscrapers. One Moscow policeman on seeing the snaps said: “I feel sick – but that may be the vodka.”

 

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