Ukraine Update #4: Are Russia And Ukraine Already At War?

Things are really heating up in Eastern Ukraine right now. After weeks of mounting chaos, and in some case violence, many government facilities in the region have been overrun by armed pro-Russian separatists. After days of looking for a way around military intervention, Kiev has launched a large military… » 4/16/14 10:47am Wednesday 10:47am

Dear Nissan, Datsun Is Not Dacia!

As you probably all heard by now, Nissan announced last March that it will reintroduce the long gone Datsun marque in emerging markets like Russia, India and Indonesia as a budget brand. With 43.4% of their shares at Renault for more than a decade now, one could only wonder where they got the idea from. The new Datsuns … » 1/04/13 9:00am 1/04/13 9:00am

Watch bikini-clad Russians patriotically wash cars for Putin

Vladimir Putin may occasionally have trouble getting his Lada motor running, but that didn't prevent an army of pro-Putin activists from supporting the Russian Prime Minister with a patriotic bikini car wash. "Putin's Army is here to stay... Putin's Army washes you away..." » 7/27/11 2:00pm 7/27/11 2:00pm

Move Over, Stalinmobile! The Putin Suzuki Is Here!

It's one thing to paint a mural celebrating a dead Russian (well, OK, Georgian) thug all over your Volga, but how about painting a mural of a live Russian thug on your Suzuki? We don't know a whole lot about this car, but the eXile has proclaimed it to be their official vehicle, so you know it's gotta be the real deal. … » 4/27/07 9:30pm 4/27/07 9:30pm