Russian air hostess sacked for obscene gesture

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 20:30

London: A Russian air hostess has been sacked for posting a picture of herself giving passengers the finger - after it ended up on Twitter.

Flight attendant Tatiana Kozlenko put a cheeky snap of herself giving the unknowing passengers the finger on her personal page on Vkontakte, one of Russia`s most popular Facebook-style social networks.

Within hours the snap had clocked up dozens of `Likes`.

But Tatiana came down to earth with a bump when the photo was posted on Twitter and retweeted by hundreds of fans, British tabloid The Sun reported on Tuesday.

Russian Airlines Aeroflot - who announced the sacking on their Twitter account - said: "Posting this photo shows Tatiana`s attitude towards passengers and her duties. She acknowledged her fault when she spoke to her managers."

But furious Tatiana claims it isn`t her arm in the snap - or even one of her airline`s planes.

She said on her Vkontakte page: "I don`t consider myself guilty! The photo was added to my page, I only tagged myself on it!!!

"The hand isn`t mine, the plane is not my company`s!!! I don`t understand what they spoil my life for!!! I`m asking you for help and support!!!"


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First Published: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - 20:30

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