Putin and Medvedev to commute over Moscow traffic jams by air
18.10.12 14:50 By News Dept.
The Prime Minister's Press Secretary, Natalia Timakova, announce that air transport plans have been created that will lessen the burden on roads in the Capital, reports Interfax. Drivers in Moscow often face long delays when high ranking officials move around the city in motorcades that often shut down traffic along main routes.
"The Security Service for the President, who are responsible for protection of the head of state and the Prime Minister, have developed a scheme for air travel for Prime Minister" Timakova told reporters.
The heads of government are trying to use a helicopter for transportation, Timakova added.
As an example, Timakova cited Medvedev's visit to Moscow yesterday, for which he took a helicopter.
Earlier, Putin's press attaché Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the president is trying to conduct most of his activities which do not require a any protocols or ceremony in his suburban residence in Novo-Ogaryovo, instead of the Kremlin. Peskov also noted that, if the president must attend an event in Moscow, he makes an effort to get arrive by air in order to avoid the use of a motorcade and alleviate congestion.
"He has really minimized motorcade use in Moscow," added Psekov.
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