A Russian TV journalist was punched in the face by a drunk passerby Wednesday during a celebration of the Russian military’s first successful parachute jump.
Russian TV’s live broadcast from Paratroopers’ Day is interrupted by a drunk paratrooper. The inevitable ensues pic.twitter.com/FboPfaDFZT
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Russia Beyond The Headlines explained the presence of the onlookers in the background.
“Paratroopers and anyone else brave enough – often in an inebriated state – frolic in Moscow’s fountains and pick fights with unfortunate passers-by,” it said. “Some fountains are turned off in a number of Russian cities to stop the madness.”
Task and Purpose, citing Russian media reports, noted that the drunk man was arrested following the altercation.
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