Interestingly, leaders are given plum sofas to sit. But, Modi did away with the system and wanted to be like the normal person. The officials of the Indian embassy at Moscow were pleasantly surprised by the down-to-earth behaviour of Narendra Modi. The incident would not have come to light had Railway minister Piyush Goel, who was present on the occasion, not tweeted the video clip of the photo session. The netizens are praising Modi's common man approach.
Modi is currently on a tour of Russia to wrap up several important commitments and signing of key agreements with President Putin.