Stuff Russians do these days: Set themselves on fire and jump off a roof into a pile of snow

Thursday, February 27, 2014

This video filmed in Barnaul, Russia, shows 22-year-old amateur stuntman Alexander Chernikov set himself on fire and then jump off a five-story building into a pile of snow.
Dressed in bright purple, the 22-year-old spent a week preparing for the dizzying stunt, which was being filmed by his accomplice on the ground.

He searched Barnaul, Russia, for a building to jump from - to ensure his dramatic fall would be cushioned by a thick layer of snow on the ground.

Then he bought asbestos cloth which he wrapped around his legs under his trousers to stop himself from being burnt.

He said: "I climbed onto the roof and chose the angle from which to jump better, with a much better distribution of snow."
The Mirror
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