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Russian PM to commute via helicopter

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(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Government Press Service) (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Yekaterina Shtukina, Government Press Service)
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has switched to a helicopter instead of a car for his daily commute to Moscow.

Medvedev lives west of the city in Gorki.

"He will always do this (take the helicopter) whenever the weather allows," spokeswoman Natalya Timakova told the AFP.

The government released photos of Medvedev and the helicopter outside of government headquarters in Moscow.  A new helicopter pad allows Medvedev to land next to the building.

Russian drivers have long complained about massive traffic jams when Medvedev's motorcade raced down the roads.

Medvedev has already posted a photo of the helicopter on his Facebook page and a photo of Moscow from the air.

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