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Hey kid, wanna buy a ZIL? The limo used by Gorby and Yeltsin, a vehicle straddling the greatest divide in geopolitical power seen in the non-wartime 20th Century, is up for grabs at Sotheby's first-ever auction in Russia. Also on the block? How 'bout Leonid Brezhnev's specially-constructed Nissan limo? Unfortnately, Lenny Bruce, Lester Bangs, birthday parties, cheesecake, jellybeans and booms are not included. Nor, for that matter, is Michael Stipe.

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