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Russian Daredevil Scoots Atop Moscow Skyscraper

Nikita Deft, a photographer and engineering student,  scoots on the edge, on top of a 40-floor skyscraper in Moscow

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This is a heart-pounding video that shows a daredevil scooting on top of a Moscow Skyscraper.

Nikita Deft, 21, is no ordinary engineering student. Also a photographer, Nikita loves pushing himself to do things that most consider impossible. With a keen fascination for heights, backed up by physical prowess, he often scales heights, and performs daring leaps and stunts.

This video in particular, was shot in Moscow atop a building of close to 40 floors.

His father wanted him to pursue professional boxing but it didn’t work out, and he found his own calling in due time.

I started to do this 4 years ago - it initially seemed very scary but exciting.  At first, I couldn’t look down and move my feet but gradually I began to get the situation under my control. I spend a lot of time training and it gives me the confidence. I also have poor vision and wear contact lens  which sometimes makes things hard. 
Nikita Deft, Photographer and Engineering Student

Though he prefers to click photos, he says he sees the potential and will continue with the deadly videos.

He says there was no access to this particular building in Moscow and there was toght security. Within 15 minutes, they were arrested and taken to the police station. However, he managed to keep the video.

With inputs from AP

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