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Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Video of Viktoria Odintcova went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account

Dubai police summon Russian model who dangled from skyscraper

Dubai police have summoned a Russian model, who posed for a video while dangling from a skyscraper, to sign a pledge not to put her life in danger again.

A video of the model, identified by local media as 23-year-old Viktoria Odintcova, went viral after she posted it on her Instagram account last week.

It shows her stepping off a girder at the top of Dubai's 73-storey Cayan Tower and dangling in the void, held only by a man gripping her hand.

Major-General Khalil Ibrahim al-Mansouri, an assistant to the chief of police in Dubai, was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ittihad newspaper as saying that Odintcova "had been summoned to sign an undertaking not to repeat any dangerous moves that could endanger her life in Dubai".

"What the young Russian woman had done represents a danger to her life," the newspaper quoted Mansouri as saying.

He said it was important for residents to avoid practising dangerous stunts without taking necessary precautions or obtaining prior permission from authorities, the newspaper said.

The video registered more than half a million viewings after it was posted on Odintcova's Instagram account.

Tom 2 years ago

Totally irresponsible thing to do. Forget the danger to her life. It is a danger to people below on the street.

mahirishi 2 years ago

Dubai police should make this undertaking public so that this also gets circulated for people to know they should not try to repeat any stunts putting their and others life to risk.

apple 2 years ago

Was it planned? So lightly summoned. Generates a lot of free Dubai publicity