Former Ukrainian president leaves behind Russian car collection

Just a couple days ago, the world media and some bewildered journalists got a glimpse of now-departed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych's villa on the Dnieper river, called Mezhyhirya. The sprawling and not-particularly-tasteful residence rests on a 345-acre lot of real estate (a little over half the size of… » 2/24/14 2:52pm 2/24/14 2:52pm

In Russia, Monster Pobeda Crushes YOUR Volga!

Where would we be without the mighty English Russia? A world as drab as a Vladivostok sausage-ration line, circa 1958, that's where we'd be without our conduit to brilliant Russian vehicular madness. Take, for example, this 50s-vintage Pobeda converted for not-very-well-paved-road use. You know it's sitting on the… » 9/28/07 2:30pm 9/28/07 2:30pm

In Soviet Russia, Pobeda Customizes You!

Russia's postwar GAZ-M20 was the symbol of Soviet postwar prosperity (a potato in every pot, and all that). According to Wikipedia it was dubbed Pobeda, or "victory," and is best remembered as the first car in the USSR with turn signals, electric wipers (not the mechanical kind connected to the drivetrain, as was used… » 10/16/06 7:30am 10/16/06 7:30am