• Sep 16, 2007

Russia sure has a knack for offering up the most offbeat automotive news. For even more proof of this, look no further than Zolotye Klyuchi 2 (Golden Keys) housing complex. This complex caters to the well-off in Moscow, and has banned Russian-made cars from its community. Management at the Golden Keys has issued the decree because Russian cars pose "a significant danger to the environment, creating high noise levels." Not only that, but because of their unreliability, they are also responsible for "traffic jams on the territory of the complex." What if your friend, who drives a Lada, wants to visit? Better rent a different car! The only Russian-made vehicles allowed are for deliveries or for emergency services. A casual nod is granted to residents who happen to own Russian cars, but they aren't allowed to be seen. "Don't park such vehicles in the street, put them in the underground parking."

What is the punishment for breaking the anti-Russian-car rule? Ridicule in the form of of a picture of your mistakenly parked car on their website, under the title "transgressors". As if having to drive a Lada weren't bad enough!

[Source: AFP via Yahoo]



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      far jr
      • 7 Years Ago
      Kinda like Beverly Hills or Hollywood in the US. Try getting respect in a Chevy Aveo in that region.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @far jr
        Far Jr: Touché?
        • 7 Years Ago
        @far jr
        Try getting respect in a Chevy Aveo in any region.
      • 7 Years Ago
      These aren't Russian buildings, and they don't house Russians. They house Eurotrash cretin filth that's still growing out of their couterfit Chinese Adidas tracksuit phase. These people are total swine and are just as culturally blind and retarded as Midwestern Americans. These are the same people that will be building new Volgas out of some dogshit Chrystler chassis.

      All those buildings look like cockshit compared to stuff like Stalin's sisters, and as a geniune Volga driving, fufaika wearing Russian, I'm completely embarassed by this crap.
        • 7 Years Ago
        No, they house newly rich Russians. If you don't like rich Russians that's your problem. But they're not "eurotrash" because that term has no meaning. Especially in a country that is hardly European in geographic, cultural, political and economic terms. Especially the cultural part! Russia is far from mainstream European culture - so the cheesy Adidas tracksuit image is best kept associated with Russia.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You sure they aren't rich Americans?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sounds class-based. Just like when subdivisions try to ban trucks or commerical vehicles from being parked in driveways and stuff like that.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The Russian Revolution was caused because of the wealthy getting everything and the rest getting nothing. The "image" may be just a start, where capitalism will be like every other nation that practices it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If im paying millions of pounds for an apartment, I don't want my view sullied by a bloody LADA, It could devalue my property. Selfish?. Yes, But I don't care.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Why is it that russians love tracksuits anyways??
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol i just checked their website and they charge $2.5 mill for a 159 square meter apartment! most of the poulation are broke arse. if my history is correct it was this kind of elitism which gave rise to lenin and co when they gained support from the masses to create a socialist state where everyone could be equal(in theory). damn those russians havnt they learnt anything from history? this kind of flaunting of wealth will only lead to turmoil further down the line.
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