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Russian photographers and daredevils, Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, have climbed atop world’s second highest building, Shanghai Tower in China, in order to capture a series of stunning aerial photos.

Russians are crazy. We love them. We always will. A lot of jaw-dropping things are happening in this country, but this is what happens when it is cold and you have a lot of vodka at your disposal.

This world would be a lot sadder without Russians. Hunting wild boars with a bathroom sink is not normal, but Russians do it nonetheless.

Russian photographers climbed on top of world’s second highest skyscraper to capture incredible footage

Furthermore, the world of photography would also be less exciting without raw Russian talent. Some examples are Elena Shumilova’s collection of great portraits as well as the popular daredevils, Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov.

The latter guys are the ones who have captured incredible photos from the top of the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt. They have managed to climb atop the pyramid to take some amazing images, too.

Thankfully, their journey is not over, yet, and they are back with another series of vertigo-inducing shots, as they have climbed atop the Shanghai Tower, China.

The Shanghai Tower is the tallest building in China and the world’s second tallest building. Only Dubai’s Burj Khalifa stands taller than the Shanghai Tower at almost 830 meters.

As for the structure in China’s largest city, it is still under construction and will measure about 632 meters upon completion later this year.

Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov went atop the tower on foot and without safety gear

Shanghai Tower is not open for business for the time being. Visitors will only be able to take a complete tour sometime in 2015.

Nevertheless, this tiny detail has not stopped the fearless Russian duo from conquering the structure and make us feel dizzy.

Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov say that they have timed their climbing actions to coincide with the Chinese New Year because the risk of being discovered by security forces has been smaller in that period.

All of Shanghai Tower’s 121 stories have been climbed on foot. The crane located on the pinnacle has been topped without any safety equipment.

Vitaliy and Vadim promise that more awesome photos are coming soon

Climbing a building is one thing and taking photos is another thing. However, Vitaliy and Vadim seem to be very good at both of them.

Some shots are absolutely impressive and unique. A bunch of images have been captured at night, adding to the eeriness of the whole situation.

The entire journey has been explained in a blog post on Vadim’s website and all we can say is that we are eager to see these crazy Russians’ future projects.

As for the rest of you, please do not attempt such stunts. There are other and safer ways to find adrenaline and capture great photos at the same time.

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