Television reporter punched live on air at Russia’s Paratroopers’ Day festivities

A Russian TV journalist was punched in the face live on air Wednesday as he was reporting about unruly yearly festivals by paratroopers in Moscow.

The journalist was reporting on Wednesday for the NTV channel from the recreation center, which was loaded with previous paratroopers lazing in the sun as Russia commended the yearly Airborne Troops Day. He was drawn closer by a husky, hairy man in a tee-shirt and shorts, heaving curses at him.

The columnist, Nikita Razvozzhayev, requested that the man keep away. The man at that point delivered a right hook to the journalist’s face and strolled off. The system cut the communicate.

The man, who Russian media said was drunk, was arrested quickly a short time later. Police depicted him as a known soccer convict.

Furious web-based social networking clients faulted the episode for paratroopers, named in Russia as a rambunctious cluster who drink out in the open spots, shower in wellsprings and hassle bystanders.