Story By: Zoey McDougall, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
This young Russian woman journalist took centre stage when her eyes began to glaze over and she collapsed in the middle of an interview with a government minister.
Denis Manturov who was appointed Minister of Industry and Trade by Vladimir Putin in 2012 and had just answered a question from journalist Daria Kozlova about whether the United Aircraft Corporation will be included in the state corporation Rostec.
He is seen smiling at the camera waiting for the next question but Daria is slurring her words, and appears to stumble and her eyes glaze over. Realising something is wrong the Minister tries to steady her, then steps back once again as for a second, she briefly gets to her feet.
But then she completely passes out and topples backwards as the Minister rushes to grab her, and people watching the interview also rush forward.
The camera then cuts back to the studio and the presenter, with the moment of the collapse later edited out of the full interview with the Minister by staff of the “Russia 24” news channel.
The interview was taking place at the “Army-2018” exhibition organised by the Russian Ministry of Defence at the Patriot exhibition hall in the Russian capital Moscow.
After she was stopped from falling flat she was given water when she came to, and is reportedly doing well.
Netizen ‘ha-ha-ha’ said: “She should have eaten, instead of thinking what others might think about her body.”
And ‘Stadeikina’, added: “Looks like he hypnotised her. No but for real, she got dizzy, then fainted. This happens. Good thing is that they managed to grab her.”
‘Alice’ commented: “Maybe it was hot in there and she just could not cope with it.”
Picture Credit: CEN/Russia24 & CEN/@daryona_kozlova