Before the Russian could pull out his phone to take the help of the Google translator app, the farmer assaulted the Russian with a torch that he was carrying.
The Russian national, identified as 44-year-old V Oleg, tried to resist the farmer, Mahender Reddy's onslaught, but was ultimately overpowered, as other locals in the area had also by then, joined the farmer in attacking the Russian.
The incident occurred in the Kamareddy district of Telangana, which is around 120 kilometres away from the state capital, Hyderabad. Mr Oleg, who is a cyclist, had come to India as a tourist, and was on his way from Nizamabad to Shirdi in Maharashtra.
A thunderstorm had forced him to stop his journey at Bhiknoor village, which is where he pitched his tent.
Doctors have said that Mr Oleg may have to remain in hospital for a couple of days.
(With Inputs From IANS)