A Russian journalist was punched by a drunk man on Wednesday while reporting on
Russia’s Paratroopers’ Day celebrations live on air from one of Moscow’s central parks.
The video of Nikita Razvozzhayev, correspondent of the national NTV channel,
getting punched in the face by an intoxicated man in Gorky Park, Moscow’s most
popular recreational zone, quickly went viral.
In the video, the attacker is seen interrupting Razvozzhayev’s live report by
walking into the camera frame and shouting “This is our country! We will
In response, Razvozzhayev politely asked the man to be quiet, but instead the man hit him.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether the reporter’s injury was serious.
According to media reports, the police detained the attacker and launched
an investigation into the incident.