Dmitry Grishin really wanted a Model S. And being the man behind Mail.ru, one of Russia's largest online portals, he had the means. But how do you get a car into a country with no Tesla dealerships, no maintenance facilities, and minimal charging infrastructure? Money, of course.
The Verge spoke with Grishin on the process of getting his maxed-out Model S into Moscow, which involved placing an order in Amsterdam, moving it across Europe and into Russia, and then employing a team of people to handle the legal and logistical challenges. But that seems like the easy stuff.