53 thoughts on “In Moscow, Russia Firemen Ride Porsche”

  1. This special edition Cayenne was presented to firemen by Porsche AG on Moscow’s 860th anniversary. Porsche just opened its flagship dealership in Moscow.

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  2. crazy.

    maybe they think, that they are being cool, but to me it is just a foolish waste of resources.

    unless, of course, this is a cunning marketing move from Porsche dealers.

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  3. This is a long-range dispatch firefighting unit.

    Its not for getting two blocks down the street.

    It’s for literally traveling sixty miles to a fire.

    You have to understand how large Russia is, and how remote some areas are. Once you grasp how HUGE Russia really is, it makes perfect sense to have a high performance vehicle for long-range jobs.

    Would you want a Hyundai on your two hundred mile, one hundred mile per hour trek into the woods to put out a blaze?

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    • Russia already has long range rapid response firefighting equipment in the form of Beriev Be-200s

      http://www.aerospace-technology.com/projects/beriev_be-200/beriev_be-2006.html

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    • What they actually need then is a helicopter.

      For the price of this car you can buy two-seat chopper.

      It would be much more useful.

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        • I don’t know many cities or countries using Porches for firefighting. 😉

          And there’s not really much more room in Porche than for the bucket of water. Not more than in a small helicopter.

          P.S. Anyway, this just shows us that you are not too educated. Otherwise you would know that various types of firefighting helicopters have existed for quite a while in lot of countries. For example: http://www.tempero.ru/systems/helicopter/

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          • Designed for any helicopter, utility or combat, civilian or military, the Rescue Platform type A is a global solution to rescue operations in any extreme environment. Compared with the existing equipments (ladder, winch, “forest penetrator”), it is characterized by the following advantages :
            Great flexibility in use ( any situation, any environment)
            Doesn’t affect the flight performance
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    • Those “remote” places (such as Siberia) you’re talking about have the worst conditions in Russia-they get almost no funding. Most (if not all) users of this site live in Moscow/St. Petersburg.

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  4. Would you want a Hyundai on your two hundred mile, one hundred mile per hour trek into the woods to put out a blaze?

    Duh !?#@%!?

    There wont be any fire to PUT OUT if You have o drive 200 miles!

    Maybe mother russia should invest in a few more fire stations huh?

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  5. I haven’t seen many luxury cars in the Moscow Fire Dep, but I did see some very nice cars in the Police dep. I’ve seen Land Cruisers, Land Rovers, Infinity fx and quite a few Porsche cayennes just like this one:

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=611#comments

    I think its a real shame that they would rather spend their resources on unnecessary luxuries then provide more financial incentives for the police officers in order for them not to take bribes. But I guess that’s just how things are done in russia.

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  6. This is where all the money towards Moscow and St. Petersburg goes… To buy Porsches for firefighters near the Kremlin (as seen in the last picture) and Audis/Mercedes for Putin’s guards.

    What a waste-get your priorities straight. There’s a whole country out there with underdeveloped transportation, high death rate, high inflation, exorbitant prices, low wage, corruption, business fraud/monopoly, pollution, meager pension/benefits, etc. The list goes on and on…

    Many Russians may seem that their country is just great and there are no problems. Some of them don’t even live in Russia anymore, and those who do, refuse to accept the belief that there are many problems. Plus the rest of Russia (excluding Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, and other European areas) has virtually no tourists at all, hence the much worse conditions.

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  7. does any body know ( D , Boris ) how to stream an embeded video thats on a website in such a way that it would be saved on your harddrive as a media file? i know how to save mms:// stuff like that but embeded videos arent mms , any ideas?

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    • It depends. The QuickTime movies that are on subscription sites like VTC are nearly impossible to save without a screen recorder. Even with a screen recorder, you aren’t guaranteed a copy. If it is a non-protected video file then the type of plugin that Boris mentioned may work. There are various aps too.

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  8. As I have written above, the fire department did’t buy this vehicle. In fact, this custom-built SUV was given by Porsche as a gift. It’s a smart publicity move, as Porsche just opened a $19m dealership center in Moscow.

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  9. This SUV is to transport Shoygu (russian minister of emergency situations) personally, to prevent excessive shaking of his brain during transportation on russian roads

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  10. Probably no in his own posession. It’s not his gauge. Dut Rolls-Royce could be more strange as an equipment of the FD.
    But his blood relatives do. What do you want to see from a people who came from a regio with aboriginal society? They can’t reject an opulence.

    And the remark about kickback is very exact.

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