We Will Steer Over You! Soviet-Era Arcade Video Games

While we were throwing quarters into Spy Hunter or Robotron 2084, our counterparts in the Soviet Union were slipping Kopecks into Obgon and Autorally. Seems that Soviet military factories procured a few Japanese games and reverse engineered over 70 Soviet versions. These games were then officially distributed for the… » 6/13/07 1:00pm 6/13/07 1:00pm

Rocket to Russia: Moskvitch 410H

The Soviets Russians recently launched a new-and-improved intercontinental ballistic missile that First Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov said would be easily able to overcome any existing and future missile defense systems. With this recent and disturbing news fresh in mind we bring you the Moskvitch 410H 4X4.… » 5/31/07 1:00pm 5/31/07 1:00pm

We Will Bury You! The ZIL-111

While Ladas and Zastavas were all fine and good for the workers, the big shots rolled in a ZIL. The company was born as ZIS at the hands of the Fathers of the USSR - including but not limited to Stalin himself. The Post-Stalinist ZIL brought American styling cues into the mix with the likes of Yuri Gagarin and Nikita… » 5/01/07 9:00pm 5/01/07 9:00pm

The Red Menace: Zastava-Yugo 750!

The diminutive Zastava was endearing enough to earn the nick name Nicia, which means Little Fiat in Serbian. As was its Fiat 500 cousin to the west, the compact Zastava was endlessly modified and by way of engine swaps and other creative mechanical mayhem. The final version of the car packed a very close to Fiat 850… » 5/01/07 8:00pm 5/01/07 8:00pm

It's May Day, Comrades! Red Square, 1984

We don't hear a whole lot about the Soviet-era car industry (all due respect to the mighty Volga, of course), because their factories were mostly busy cranking out this stuff for the Red Army. And such stuff! Soviet jeeps full of officers in funny hats weaving around like Shriners! Katyusha rocket trucks ready to…

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