That's right, Top Gear Russia is on its way to thaw a looming Cold War II: Putin's Revenge. The official Top Gear site says that a 15-episode series could debut as early as the end of this year, though a suitable trio of comrades to host the newest addition to the brand's arsenal of international shows has yet to be found. The Russians have had their own localized version of Top Gear Magazine since 2004, so producers are hoping there'll be plenty of folks who are familiar with the show's mission of "ambitious but rubbish" television journalism. There's also the matter of finding a Russian-spec Stig and suitable test track. Creepy Cold War experimentation in the former Soviet Union could likely provide the know how to build a Stig out of spare tank parts, and we hear there's lots of available real estate and empty roads around Chernobyl. First one to the decommissioned silo and back wins! Thanks for the tip, zeroSignal!

[Source: Top Gear]