Story By: Sergiu Nazaru, Sub Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News
This is the dizzying moment a woman cleans her outside window while standing on the ledge of an 18th-storey flat.
The incident was filmed in the city of Ufa in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan and the footage has been widely shared on the Russian social network VK.
Local residents who spotted the woman venturing outside her 18th-storey window initially thought she was attempting to kill herself, but soon realised she was just on a cleaning spree.
The neighbour who filmed the video said: “She had no security measures. She was holding herself with one hand and cleaning with the other. It was crazy.”
Another eyewitness called Alina said: “I went for a cigarette and I saw a woman standing outside the next block of flats. And she was on the 18th floor! She clung to the window frame and calmly wiped the glass.
“No security, nothing! Also, she kept dropping the rag and calmly picked it up to keep cleaning. She must have nerves of steel!”
Witnesses said that the woman wiped her windows with newspaper after finishing with the rag and then went back inside her flat.
Netizen ‘Veronika Padalko’ commented: “I wouldn’t stand out there for anything!”
‘Elena Malafeeva’ said: “Even watching her is scary.”