Russian roulette is a deadly game where there is only one bullet in one of the six cylinder slots of a revolver. The person then closes the cylinder, spins it, places it against their head or sometimes inside their mouth and pulls the trigger. It is done either as bravado, boredom, suicide or other reasons. It sometimes fictionally used in interrogations, where the interrogator asks the suspect if he wants to play a game of Russian roulette and palms the bullet.
The song "Russian Roulette," by Rihanna is not about the lethal game, but about how love can be compared to it. The game is also featured in a scene in the video game, Call of Duty: Black Ops.