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Father defends using tiny daughter in dangerous stunts: he wants her to 'fear nothing', like him

By The Siberian Times reporter
09 August 2017

Roman Afanasyev, 31, faces up to 3 years in jail after dangling her out of car window, and posing on rooftop edge clutching child upside down.

He lied that the images showed him with a doll before confessing he posed with his elder daughter. Picture: The Siberian Times

The Siberian father labelled 'sick' on the web denied to state investigators that he put his little daughter at risk, instead saying he wants her to grow up to be 'like him' and to 'fear nothing'.

He also lied that the images showed him with a doll before confessing he posed with his elder daughter. 

Pictures and video of Afanasyev - earlier named Roman R - caused shock as he drove his daughter then aged less than one year old at high speed in his BMW - holding her out of the window. This was entitled 'no seat'.

Roman Afanasyev

The Siberian father labelled 'sick' on the web denied to state investigators that he put his little daughter at risk. Picture: The Siberian Times

He also posed for a social media picture on an apartment block high rise rooftop dangling the child by one leg over the edge. He called this: 'Look at this world from a different angle.'

It was revealed today that he has two children - his unnamed eldest daughter, used as his stunt accessory, was born in 2015. The pictures were made last year but only just uploaded. 

'Initially he said it was an interactive doll, but under the weight of evidence confessed to the deed,' revealed Olga Shimanskaya, spokeswoman for the Investigative Committee. 

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mad father Siberia


mad father Siberia

'Initially he said it was an interactive doll, but under the weight of evidence confessed to the deed.' Pictures: The Siberian Times

'He did not explain his actions, but only stated that he controlled everything and did not put the child at risk. 

'The man and his wife (Kristina) are raising two daughters - the eldest, with whom he was photographed, has already turned two.

'The pictures were taken in 2016. The youngest daughter was born in 2017.'

The amateur stuntman father does not work oficially but the family is said to 'live in prosperity' in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region.

Roman and family

Roman with his wife Kristina and eldest daughter. Picture: Plohie Novosti

A decision is being made on whether to open a criminal case against Afanasyev for putting the baby's life at risk. If convicted, he could face up to three years in jail.

Asked to comment, the man labelled an 'idiot father' asked journalists for 20,000 roubles ($330) before speaking. 

A friend Nikita Abashev told KP: 'He just wants to raise his children so they will be like him.

'So from childhood, he teaches them to fear nothing.'

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mad father Siberia


mad father Siberia


mad father Siberia

'He just wants to raise his children so they will be like him. So from childhood, he teaches them to fear nothing.' Pictures: The Siberian Times

Afanasyev is evidently fond of extreme stunts. 

In other images he hangs on a rope between the banks of a river, climbs on road signs, and hangs in the air, holding on to a balcony railing. 

He was condemned on social media.

One called him 'sick', another said he was an 'insane fool'. 'He does not give a damn, it's clear,' said a further comment. 

Comments (2)

it needs whole lot of monkeys to fill up the human zoo. he is one of them. not fit to be called father.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
13/08/2017 03:32
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Did the wife not say or do anything? to her idiotic loutish husband. I say, jail them both for at least ten years of hard labour for endangering their children's lives. Might knock sense into them & while in prison they should be taught the definitive do's & don't s of bringing up children.
Jaker, Dundalk
10/08/2017 03:49
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