It is reported by RIA Novosti.
The agency also posted a photo showing that Russell had hit his leg.
Earlier, the representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on media freedom, Arlem Desir, expressed concern about the use of force against journalists during protests in the United States, which began after the death of African American George Floyd due to police actions.
Some journalists reported police attacks in Minneapolis. Among those attacked by the police were CBS, NBC, VICE, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Los Angeles Times. RIA Novosti correspondent suffered: tear gas was sprayed in his face.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called it unacceptable for the police to use special means against journalists and called on relevant international structures and human rights NGOs to "properly respond to this arbitrariness." The Russian Embassy sent a note to the US State Department due to an incident with a RIA Novosti correspondent in Minneapolis.