Atta Ikede

June 24, 2010

Rendezvous with Russia

Filed under: Uncategorized — attaikede @ 1:19 pm

No, not really. But I did see the Russian President’s motorcade yesterday on my way to work.

Cops on motorcycles had stopped traffic, so all pedestrians and cars had to wait to cross the street. I’d seen Obama’s motorcade before he was president, so I know the deal. It’s exactly like it is on 24 – a bunch of cops, flashing lights and multiple black SUVs, all with Maryland plates. Yes, they pack their own cars when they go on the road.

The Russian Presidential motorcade was crazy though – one of the SUVs was full of commandos packing machine guns. They had all the windows down too, so you could clearly see the commandos with their guns. Plus there were like 6 black Maryland SUVs and a couple European Benz’s, and a fire truck!

Apparently he was in the bay area to make a speech at Stanford and meet the cofounder of Google.

Later that day I saw the Mayor of San Francisco giving a speech with some protestors. That guy is slick. You can pick him out in a crowd.



  1. If you were in Toronto, you would have found your place turn into a fortress surrounded by fencing and with a huge army of police in attendance. This G8/20 is absolutely crazy. Waste of money (the security cost is budgeted at $2 billion) and no expectation of any positive outcome.

    Comment by Dad — June 26, 2010 @ 8:19 am

  2. You missed all the fun in TO.

    Comment by cherylsafina — June 29, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

  3. “It’s exactly like it is on 24”
    I can’t stop laughing…

    Comment by picnic buddy — July 12, 2010 @ 9:05 am

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