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Russian Roulette Goes Wrong At Wedding (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

First Posted: 05/25/10 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 04:55 PM ET

(AP) MOSCOW -- Russian television has aired a video of a wedding guest shooting himself in the head with a rubber bullet in a game of Russian roulette.

An excerpt from a wedding video airing on NTV television shows a man addressing the groom, then whipping out a pistol, pointing it to his head and pulling the trigger with a click.

The man gives the gun to another man who then shoots himself in the temple and falls to the ground.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Tuesday that the victim in the December incident was hospitalized with a severe head wound. It says the man who gave him the gun has been charged with hooliganism.

The origins of Russian roulette are not clear, but Czarist-era officers are believed to have taken chances with revolvers that held one bullet.


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