Sushma Swaraj helps citizen of 'time tested friend' Russian Federation

Sushma Swaraj assures help after Russian youth was forced to beg at Chennai temple grants visa to Pakistani girl

Russian tourist seeks alms at Kancheepuram temple as his ATM PIN gets locked

During his stay in Kancheepuram, he went to an ATM kiosk to withdraw money but his ATM card's PIN got locked. Recently, Sushma Swaraj has offered help to a Russian national.

Evangelin has been in India since September 24 and came to Kancheepuram on October 10 from Chennai.

A 24-year old Russian tourist Evangelin today sought alms in a temple at Kancheepuram as he was left with no money. He was advised to visit the temple town of Kancheepuram and reached there yesterday. After he entered the PIN wrongly several times, his ATM card was locked and he was not able to withdraw cash.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also tweeted, "Your country Russian Federation is our time tested friend".

After being disappointed and short of cash, Evangelin then chose to beg for alms at the entrance of the temple.

The devotees were surprised to see a foreigner seeking alms and alerted the police, following which the Siva Kanchi police reached the spot, according to reports.

He said the consulate did not receive any call from him either and added that if they were contacted, "we will assist him in a proper way." .

According to the report, police reached the temple and after checking his travel documents gave him money to at least reach Chennai.

The Russian national has been identified as Evangelin. "My officials in Chennai will provide you all help", tweeted Swaraj.

However, this is not the first instance when Sushma Swaraj came to help of needy people in foreign lands.

UN urges Myanmar's Suu Kyi to stop violence against Rohingya Muslims
Super Mario Odyssey gets a live-action music video