An air hostess has been sacked after posting a picture which apparently showed her giving the middle finger to passengers.

Tatiana Kozlenko uploaded the image on her personal page on Vkontakte, a Facebook-style social network in Russia.

But the Aeoroflot flight attendant saw the situation spiral out of control after it ended up on Twitter and was retweeted hundreds of times.

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This image was posted on Tatiana Kozlenko's Vkontakte page (Russia's version of Facebook)

Aeroflot - who reportedly 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 the airline's planes.

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"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!!!" she said on her Vkontakte page.

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Tatiana has denied the middle finger is hers

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