When Boris Yeltsin became president of Russia he mothballed the stale Russian-built ZIL limousines and upgraded to an armored Mercedes S-Class and the country's leaders have never looked back. Until now. A Russian-designer's been tapped to design a new version of the ZIL limo and it looks like it's from an alternative dimension where the Soviet Union survived the cold war.
As the next "presidential" limo it's possible this vehicle is intended for the country's current leader Dmitry Medvedev. But c'mon. This car is for current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who is going to run for his third, non-consecutive term in 2012. He loves Russian cars and crazy shit.