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Saturday, March 17, 2018

“”Armored capsule”: the Federal security service declassified the fleet Putin”

On Wednesday, the first time in the history of the Federal security service declassified a few facts transport service of the country’s top officials — President and Prime Minister. But at the same time showed reporters the entire “model” of autorad Garage of special function.

How to become a driver of Vladimir Putin? What is the “filling” of the presidential limousine? And where do you keep the weapon of his drivers? We touched the car secrets of the Kremlin.

“If you want to become a driver of the President of Russia, you have to be patient, says the Garage special purpose. – 7-10 years to wait? During this time, your life will change beyond recognition. I promise. You will learn how to think at the speed of sound and shoot, without letting go of the wheel”.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Journalists on February 25 admitted to the Royal courtyard of the Kremlin – the very secret place where the parked cars of the first persons of the country. In honor of the 95th anniversary of the GON (Garage for special purposes) here drove a range of cars used by Russian leaders in recent years. Luxury limousines ZIL that dealt with Brezhnev and Andropov, a Mercedes with bulletproof glass for the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin… And yet the most interesting thing is to look at the car used by the head of state.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

– This “Mercedes Benz S600” Pullman Guard (V140) Vladimir Putin traveled during his first term, says the employee of FSO.

However, GDP was not only riding in limousines, and vans!

In 2000, the year Vladimir Putin has dramatically increased the number of trips on the country, – the expert continues. – Was eventually made a van with the special protection of the body for 8-10 persons comfortably could accommodate himself the head, and his entourage.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

But this Mercedes-Benz S600 (V220) seems to be longer presidential “brother”. And it is extended to 50 cm “Grown up” car in Garage of special function in 2003 to service — no, not exactly, not the President, and the Prime Minister.

Stare at the exhibits further. This Mercedes-Benz S600 Guard Pullman (V220) Vladimir Putin rode during the inauguration on 7 may 2004. Well, this car (armored Mercedes-Benz S600 extended by 115 centimeters body) carried may 7, 2008 Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is accompanied, so to speak, into power.

It was during the inauguration is usually a regular change of generations of cars of the Russian President. It has become a tradition.

Meanwhile, technical expert Andrey Morozenko says that inside all of these presidential miracle machines. Well, about the armored capsule and so everything is clear (it is a mandatory attribute of cars of the first persons). In addition it has, it turns out that the system of emergency mileage (keeps the car the ability to travel at least 30 km at a speed of over 80 km/h even if all four tires are shot). Of the facilities – multimediasystem, table, retractable wall that separates the passenger from the driver, the system controls air quality, etc.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
Chairs in the cabin such that a straight fail, but complete relaxation.

In the cabin of one of written off Mercedes has allowed Putin to sit reporters. Chairs there that you fail, but the amazing feeling of relaxation the back remains in the correct position. After at least five seats we had a feeling of lightness.

As a young man to be in the drivers to the President? – interested male counterparts.

– Young – won – meets Advisor to the Director of FSO of Russia Sergey Devyatov. – First the candidate is a psycho-physiological selection and just falls to the Federal security service. However, he undergoes extensive training on driving in extreme conditions. Then it is translated by the driver into the operating unit. And again the most powerful for a long period of preparation. The next stage is the driver of the escort. And after that a person can become a driver of the President or Prime Minister. The process is long, complex. 7 years minimum and 15 maximum. So by this time he is definitely not young.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

In Gon tell that Vladimir Putin is not one or even two drivers, and a dozen. They are all officers and aces. But even so, train weekly. And during each workout lose weight by 2-3 kg In the binding complex includes shooting while moving, driving simulator, simulating ice, water hazard, explosion etc.

– In vain you think that costs nothing to hold a passenger of special importance from the Kremlin, say, to Zavidovo – continues Devyatov. – This requires a tremendous amount of stress. So you can stand it one.

photo: Alexander Astafiev

In the Kremlin explained that the drivers each day begins with physical examination, briefing and analysis of the latest accident in Moscow. And by the way, in an accident they are extremely rare, but if caught, will be punished in any case (no matter – guilty or not).

– While the issue of a new limousine for President remains open, says finally Morozenko. – Development is conducted, and several companies. One company showed us the car, made in a single copy. But it doesn’t quite fit. We need a new generation of vehicles that don’t just produce external effects, but would meet all technical requirements.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova
Here is the fleet President.

What is this supposed to be a monster? A car that would not burn in fire, drown in water and in the “shelter on wheels”? But while developing it, the President prefers to use proven “Mercedes”, and his protection – “Fords”.


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