Aeroflot – who 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 Ms Kozlenko claims it isn’t her arm in the snap – or even one of her her airline’s planes.

She admitted that she tagged herself in the photo, which doesn’t show anyone’s face – but claims it isn’t her.

‘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.