All articles tagged "cars"

Moscow hit-and-run driver downs 16 people in fight against bureaucracy Moscow hit-and-run driver downs 16 people in fight against bureaucracy

6 Mar, 03:54 PM 18 comments

The driver who hit 16 pedestrians, including a US national, near Russia’s largest university has announced he did it on purpose.

Tags: accidents, weird, crime, cars

Russia’s largest car maker AvtoVAZ halts production Russia’s largest car maker AvtoVAZ halts production

6 Mar, 04:01 PM 11 comments

AvtoVAZ, Russia's largest car maker, has stopped production because of a renewed dispute with parts suppliers demanding full payments in cash as they are hit hard by the credit crunch

Tags: cars, crisis

High speed gay sex ends in tragedy High speed gay sex ends in tragedy

20 Apr, 01:40 PM 48 comments

The police are investigating whether a recent Lamborghini Murcielago crash in Moscow that destroyed four cars happened because the driver was having sex with his passenger while speeding along the motorway.

Tags: crime, sex, gay, cars

Man jailed for 30 months for thrashing wife's dirty car Man jailed for 30 months for thrashing wife's dirty car

23 Apr, 11:51 PM 36 comments

A Moscow man has been jailed two and a half years for smashing up his wife’s car that he had given her as a present. The man was infuriated that the car was dirty.

Tags: weird, crime, women, cars

Thieves kidnap Russian businessman’s $350,000 pet Thieves kidnap Russian businessman’s $350,000 pet

29 Apr, 12:12 PM 21 comments

A month-old leopard cub worth $350,000, presented to a Russian business man as a birthday present, has been stolen from him along with his SUV. Keep the $325,000 car, just bring the animal back, he pleads.

Tags: animals, crime, cars

Ferrari burns to ashes in Moscow minutes after purchase Ferrari burns to ashes in Moscow minutes after purchase

20 May, 12:57 PM 4 comments

A unique Ferrari sports car burned to the ground half an hour after it was purchased at a Moscow showroom.

Tags: cars, accidents

Russian GPS to be tested on Ladas Russian GPS to be tested on Ladas

22 May, 03:21 PM 19 comments

Russia’s largest car manufacturer, AvtoVAZ, is aiming to produce 15,000 Lada Priora cars equipped with the GLONASS navigation system, Russia’s rival to the US’s GPS, by the end of this year.

Tags: cars, Avtovaz

Seven dead as two Lada cars collide Seven dead as two Lada cars collide

1 Jun, 11:40 PM 18 comments

A deadly accident involving two Russian cars claimed the lives of seven people near the city of Nizhny Novgorod, 400 km. south of Moscow.

Tags: cars, AvtoVAZ

Opel Buyout to help Russian car industry Opel Buyout to help Russian car industry

2 Jun, 11:08 PM 6 comments

Putin tells executives that the Russian bank's rescue of German carmaker Opel must help the Russian car industry.

Tags: cars, Vladimir Putin, Sberbank, Opel

Russian police introduce car sticker for pregnant drivers Russian police introduce car sticker for pregnant drivers

9 Jun, 12:12 PM 18 comments

Traffic police in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk have developed a special sticker that would let other drivers know when a pregnant woman is at the wheel.

Tags: women, cars

Car imports in Russia's Far East drop 10 times after customs hike Car imports in Russia's Far East drop 10 times after customs hike

19 Jun, 01:06 PM 5 comments

The import of foreign cars into Russia via Far East ports has fallen ten times since Prime Minister Vladimir Putin introduced a new system of customs tariffs on cars.

Tags: cars

Brad Pitt prevents road accidents in Siberian city Brad Pitt prevents road accidents in Siberian city

23 Jun, 11:37 PM 93 comments

Cardboard cutouts of Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, dressed as a traffic cop, have been placed at the most dangerous intersections in the Siberian city of Omsk.

Tags: weird, celebrities, cars

Thief steals police alarm, gets busted after pressing it Thief steals police alarm, gets busted after pressing it

29 Jun, 03:34 PM 11 comments

A thief has stolen a mobile police alarm device, mistaking it for a car remote; he continued pressing the button until police officers found him walking around the parking lot, trying to figure out which car the “remote” should unlock.

Tags: weird, cars

Russian cars sales continue dramatic fall Russian cars sales continue dramatic fall

9 Jul, 11:22 PM 9 comments

The sales of Russian cars continue to fall drastically for third month in a row.

Tags: cars, Avtovaz

Medvedev and Merkel exchange vows on Opel Medvedev and Merkel exchange vows on Opel

17 Jul, 10:23 PM 17 comments

Germany and Russia are "working together for the future of Opel" the carmaker, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after she met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Munich.

Tags: Germany, Angela Merkel, Dmitry Medvedev, Opel, cars

Car market plummeting in Russia Car market plummeting in Russia

21 Jul, 03:23 PM 84 comments

Russia has not lived up to earlier expectations that it would become Europe's largest auto market this year - one more way in which the global economic crisis is being felt.

Tags: cars

11 killed in car crash in south Russia's Dagestan 11 killed in car crash in south Russia's Dagestan

28 Jul, 10:53 PM 156 comments

Eleven people, including two children, have been killed in a road accident in the Nogai district of Dagestan in south Russia, days after President Medvedev demanded that order be restored to Russian roads.

Tags: crashes, cars,

AvtoVAZ threatens layoff of 27,000 people AvtoVAZ threatens layoff of 27,000 people

28 Jul, 06:27 PM 164 comments

Falling auto sales in Russia are being felt close to home for workers at AvtoVAZ, Russia's biggest carmaker.

Tags: cars, labor, industry

Russian AvtoVAZ denies report of almost 28,000 jobs cuts Russian AvtoVAZ denies report of almost 28,000 jobs cuts

29 Jul, 11:15 PM 192 comments

AvtoVAZ vice president Igor Komarov has denied reports that job cuts were announced at an AvtoVAZ suppliers' meeting and has reaffirmed its commitment to preserving its workforce.

Tags: Avtovaz, cars, labor, industry,



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