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    Report: Vladimir Putin's all-Russian limo revealed
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    It seems like you can't turn on the news this year without seeing the icy stare of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Whether he's opening the Olympics, sending troops to the Ukrainian border or just riding a horse while shirtless, he's seemingly everywhere. But behind the scenes, Putin has a big ...

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    Report: Russia's Putin "unhappy" with limo, Marussia and GAZ working on alternatives
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    A few years ago Russian president Dmitri Medvedev decided he wanted officials to be chauffeured in Russian limousines, not the German executive sedans everyone had become accustomed to (such as the Mercedes-Benz pictured above). Naturally, that meant turning to Russia's own ZiL to create a litter ...

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    Video: Putin's Army show their support (among other things) with Russian carwash
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    Russian premier Vladimir Putin is known as a brutishly dictatorial politician. But that's not all he's known for. He's also a consummate lady's man, and a lover of Russian cars. Now, his two passions have crossed paths in Moscow, where a group of nubile young Putin supporters called 'Putin's ...

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    Video: Russian PM Putin test drives F1 car
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    Putin channels his inner Patrese – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Renault's Carlos Ghosn was recently in Russia to settle on purchasing a 50-percent stake in AvtoVaz, and it appears he brought along a vintage Renault Formula 1 car for his pal Vladimir Putin to flog about. Once ...

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    Russia reportedly bags F1 grand prix contract from 2014
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    Russian premier Vladimir Putin (right) has big plans to put his country on the map of world-class sporting events. In 2014, the Black Sea resort town of Sochi will play host to the Winter Olympics. In 2018, Putin hopes to be hosting the World Cup. But not before the country secures its own ...

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    Report: Russia's AvtoVAZ finally turns a profit after many years
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    During the first quarter of 2010, Russian automaker Avtovaz lost 2.6 billion rubles ($85M U.S.). In the second quarter it made almost a third of that back when it posted a net profit of one billion rubles ($32.7M U.S). The spike came courtesy of Russia's cash-for-clunkers program, which more than ...

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    Renault F1: Sponsored by... Lada!
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    Renault R30 F1 car – click above for high-res image gallery
    Renault F1's got itself a new sponsor: Lada. The Russian automaker's logo will appear on the R30 racing cars, as seen above, as well as the driver and crew uniforms. The announcement was made at a meeting held this Monday in ...

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    REPORT: Renault and Russia come to agreement on AvtoVAZ
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    Renault has found a way to appease Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin that didn't involve writing a check for $850 million. The French company took a 25% stake in Russian carmaker Avtovaz, and when Avtovaz started having a hard time of it earlier this year Renault looked content to see how ...

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    Russian PM Putin reportedly tells Renault to put up or get out
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    It seemed like a good idea at the time, but with hindsight being 20-20, how many failed ventures can be summed up by that same excuse? Just last year, Russia was looking to foreign investors as one of the most promising emerging markets in the world. Renault got locked into a bidding war with ...

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    Putin Power: Even Russian automakers to get a bailout?
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    Lada C Concept - Click above for a high-res gallery
    According to The Detroit News, Avtovaz, Russia's largest car maker and the home of Lada, is in line for government help. The Russian car industry is faring even more poorly than its counterpart in the U.S., with a 60% drop in sales being ...

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    President Putin fixes Russia's traffic congestion, for about an hour
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    Here's one way to clear traffic jams – become the Russian President. The above picture shows you how a typical Moscow street looks at pretty much any time of day. It's bumper-to-bumper traffic as far as the eye can see. But to paraphrase Mel Brooks in History of the World, Part I, "It's good ...

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