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Russian Car Market Hit Hard by Sanctions, Sales Down 20% in Sep.


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Russia’s car market is not immune to economic sanctions imposed by the US and EU, with sales plunging by 20 percent in September following a 26 percent drop in August.

The Lord of Parkistan


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So, let me get this straight, was this driver trying to park his car or rub the VAZ-2107  saloon against the black SUV?

Nitwit Abruptly Changes Lanes, Causes Three-Car Crash


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So what if you miss an exit? Just go for the next one, as the inconvenience of driving a few miles down the road certainly beats causing a serious, life-threatening accident.

Why Not? New Lada Vesta Coupe Concept Rendering


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Admittedly, the Lada Vesta sedan concept looked pretty aggressive to begin with. While it may need to be considerably toned down for production purposes (it previews a cheapo model not too dissimilar to a Dacia Logan, after all), they should stick with it all the way for the creation of a hypothetical coupe version.

Russian Spoof of Mercedes’ Chickens Commercial Will Make You Laugh


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Remember Jaguar’s spoof of Mercedes’ Magic Body Control commercial in which a chicken was eaten by a… jaguar (the animal, not the car)?

Lada Vesta Dressed as WTCC Racer at the Moscow Show [w/Videos]


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The Lada Vesta may be labeled as concept car, but it’s a pre-production study that will replace the ageing Priora in the Russian automaker’s lineup in late 2015.

Lada's New Vesta and XRay Concepts in the Flesh from Moscow [45 Pics]


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The Renault Group's involvement in Russia's AutoVAZ Group seems to be paying off, at least on the design front, with the new Lada Vesta and XRay 2 concepts.

New Lada Vesta Sedan and XRay Hatch Concepts


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The first photos of Lada's new production-intent Vesta sedan and XRay hatchback concept surfaced online, prior to their world premiere tomorrow at the Moscow International Auto Show.

This is What It's Like Driving in Ukraine These Days


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If missiles target passenger airplanes, intentionally or not, then understandably, motorists driving around Ukraine's military hotspots are in even graver danger.

Lada Spruces Up Niva, Calls it Urban, Debuts at Moscow Motor Show


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Any self-respecting article about the Lada Niva needs to start by telling its age: the car is now nearly 38 years old, and while it has been improved over the years, there’s no denying it thoroughly looks its age. The latest raft of improvements aim to make it relevant for another few years, and with them, AutoVAZ also decided to change its name – they now call it Niva Urban.

Renault-Nissan Finalizes Deal to Take Control of AvtoVAZ


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The Renault-Nissan Alliance has announced that it has inked a deal to take control of Russia’s largest automaker AvtoVAZ. The deal, which was agreed in 2012 and expected to be sealed this month, was completed on June 18, a Renault spokesman said.

AvtoVAZ to Cut 13,000 Jobs at its Main Plant in Russia


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AvtoVAZ, the largest carmaker in Russia, announced that it will cut 13,000 jobs at its main plant in Togliatti because of dwindling sales of Lada models. Controlled by the Renault Nissan Alliance, AvtoVAZ last year posted a loss and is trying to revive its business in tough economic environment amid the crisis over Ukraine.

This Cop Needs to Learn a Lesson or Two from his Civilian Counterparts


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Where is this world going to when Russian civilian drivers understand and abide by the law but police officers break the same road rules that they are supposed to enforce in order to protect their fellow citizens?

Lady Bails Out of Car Just Before Large Machine Crashes Her Man's Car


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It turns out there's a little bit of Eric Cartman lurking inside everyone. As soon as this Russian woman realized the imminent threat of a crash, she was like, "Screw you guys, I'm going home" and swiftly jumped out of her man's (?) Lada.

Watch These Russian Guys go from Road Rage Victims to Punishers


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We don't condone fighting violence with violence, but sometimes, it's a matter of survival and let's face it; we all enjoy a good comeback and after watching these Russian men thrown into a corner by a couple of asshats on the road, we secretly hoped they'd do something about it, which they did….

Ludicrous Low Riders Have a Hard Time with Road Bumps


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Lada would be the last brand that comes to mind when you're talking about the low-rider scene in North America, but they do seem to be a popular choice for young Russians aspiring to turn their cars into gravel scrapers.

Russian Cops are So Proud of this Hot Pursuit that they Released the Dash-Cam Video


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You might be searching for YouTube's elusive variable playback button to bring things up to speed, but Russian authorities are so damn proud of this car chase recorded on one of their "rapid response vehicles" (their words, not ours), that the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Vladimir region where this incident took place on Tuesday, May 13, released this dash-cam footage.

Lada Driver Messes Around with the Wrong Guy


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Don't blame the messenger for all these whacky incidents with Lada automobiles and their drivers – we just deliver them to your electronic devices as we see them.

Dumb and Dumber Almost Kill a Man


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Would someone please do drivers a huge favor and take these two nincompoops off the road before they kill someone?

Watch an Out of Control Car in Reverse Wreak Havoc in Russia


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And this is one more reason why Russians leave their dashboard cameras rolling even when they're not moving on the road. This incident occurred on Wednesday on the streets of the city of Tula, located some 200km (120 miles) south of Moscow in Russia, when a black Lada Kalina hatch smashed its way across a road and into a parking lot in reverse.