King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (L) of Saudi Arabia and Russia's President Vladimir Putin meet at the Moscow KremlinAlexei Nikolsky / Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
Moscow is currently hosting an important guest. For the first time in history the reigning king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is visiting Russia.
As we've already reported, the Russian capital’s luxury hotels are completely overbooked as the king’s entourage is made up of no more than 1,000 people. Russian journalists were awaiting the flood of Saudis at the airport and have followed their every step since. His landing wasn’t as smooth as expected after a special lift malfunctioned, meaning he had to disembark the plane on foot – no easy task for an 81-year-old.
Andreyevsky hall of the Kremlin PalaceMikhail Metzel/TASS
The king made an unprecedented request prior to his visit: He asked for an electric car to drive him
He also put in another request: The installation of handrails up the palace staircase. But Kolesnikov can't say for sure if the king used them.
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