• Jun 14, 2007
Here's one way to clear traffic jams – become the Russian President. The above picture shows you how a typical Moscow street looks at pretty much any time of day. It's bumper-to-bumper traffic as far as the eye can see. But to paraphrase Mel Brooks in History of the World, Part I, "It's good to be the Pres." When President Putin has to get somewhere in a hurry, they make sure he can arrive in a timely fashion. The following photo shows how the same streets look when his Mercedes Limo and G-Wagen entourage comes idling through. It's a pretty dramatic difference, as you can see. And with no bystanders, there's virtually no chance someone will point and snicker if you happen to break down. Food for thought, Secret Service.

[Source: English Russia]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Even he won't ride in a Russian car :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since Putin doesn't go about in a breaking down Cadillac limousine he can take full advantage of his authoritarian ways.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, the grandeur of a Benz, which has the reliability of a five-year-old Lexus.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well 5 year old Lexi are more reliable than a new Cadillac, let alone the presidential limo. Especially after that Italian job last week.
      • 7 Years Ago
      No different than what goes on in the U.S. roads and over/under passes are cleared for the sitting president.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Well considering Putin's style, I'd say there's a pretty good chance of "disappearing" and then dying a mysterious illness in a foreign hospital for blocking his motorcade.

      So really, he's just saving the lives of his people! (from himself...)
      • 7 Years Ago
      The same thing happens if you live in the Washington DC area.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As others have already said, the same thing happens when our own president comes to call. I can remember I20/59 thru Birmingham, Alabama being completely shut down the last time Bush paid a visit.