Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s golden escalator breaks down during historic visit to Russia

Saudi Arabia, October 7: Saudi King’s golden escalator breaks down during historic visit to Russia, the 81 year old Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz began his landmark three-day visit to Russia on an embarrassing note.

According to the reports says that the Saudi King  arrived in Russia and while he was disembarking his private plane, his golden escalator customised for him stopped functioning.

The escalator stopped just seconds after the King stepped on it. He had to walk down the rest of the steps. Once he got down, he received a guard of honour on the Russian soil.

He was greeted by Russia’s deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin and a military brass band at the airport.

Known for his extravagant trips, the King reportedly travels with a 1,500-strong entourage, two Mercedes Benzes and 459 tonnes of luggage.

King Salman during his trip to Russia also met President Vladimir Putin and signed a slew of arms and energy deals.