Russian roulette wedding speech goes badly

Russian roulette in Russia:

A home video of the wedding in Astrakhan, southern Russia, shows a grinning friend of the groom unexpectedly pulling a pistol from his waistband, putting it to his temple and squeezing the trigger. The gun emits only a clicking sound and the smiling gunman asks who else wants to try his luck.

Another guest is shown taking up the offer, but this time the trick goes wrong.

The guy isn't dead (yet), but is in the hospital "fighting for his life." And the article ends with a little history:

The origins of Russian roulette are unclear, but it is thought to have started in the nineteenth century when sadistic Russian prison guards forced inmates to play and bet on the outcome.

A 2008 study in Kentucky revealed (surprise, surprise), that "80% of the victims of Russian roulette were white, all of them male, the average age was 25 years and alcohol drinking played a much bigger role than in other cases of suicide by shooting."

Famous Russian roulette players include: Graham Greene, Malcolm X, and Noble Prize-winning physicist William Shockley.