[Lada built a car called the Tarzan in the ‘90s. It was a Samara with AWD from a Niva. Photo: Lada]
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Hey. Buddy. You in the UAZ-469. Maybe just wait a minute there. Hold on. Wait, wait, wait. Uh, pal? Buddy, Um, uh, uh oh. Shit. Oh shit. Oh crap.
You have a GAZ 53 dump truck. You have a semi open field. What do you do? You drift it. Kind of.
Even the most modest V6 diesel 2014 Range Rover Sport has 258 horsepower. The Moskvitch 410 on the other hand had 45 horses in 1958, after the previous 35 hp unit used in the 1957 model was declared outdated by the commies. They also made a wagon version.
I've advocated for the small van as an appealing car design on several occasions, and while I'm still absolutely an advocate for the well-executed little-room-on-wheels, actually seeing this idea taken to its conclusion is still a bit jarring. But, I talked the talk, so let's walk the walk and really look at the …
In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It's better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe).
The communists had many issues. One of them was the bad road conditions. Of course the peasants in Siberia probably didn't care about that too much in 1938, but while everybody was equal, some were more equal than others, and therefore needed better transportation than what horses could offer. A few decades on the…
Anything, and I mean anything is possible on a Russian highway, so we've come to expect the unexpected from our dash cam loving friends.
In the latest installment of "Terrifying Passes Semi's Make On Maybe Russian Roads," we have a dash cam of people driving down hill on a regular, probably Russian road.
Meet Irina Olkhovskaya, one of Playboy's 55th anniversary cover models. But she isn't just some has-been bunny, she's a car show host.
While there is no shortage of Moskvich/IZh 412s floating around in Russia, one of these compact sedans are an unthinkably rare sight in the US. The seller of this 412 claims it is the only privately owned example of the vehicle in the entire country—a wild claim which we completely believe.
What's not to love about a field full of vehicles in various states of decomposition? This sentiment is perhaps even more true when the assortment of family sedans and commercial vehicles are of Russian origin—at least that is what it seems like after looking at these pictures.
While Russian manufacturer Zavod imeni Likhachova—more commonly referred to as ZIL—might be best known for the buses and trucks they produce, the company also built the high dollar executive sedans and limos that transported rich and important Russians for decades.
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…
As music video premises go, they don't get more embarrassingly simple or effective than this. Take three attractive-ish Russian pop stars, put them in a car, and film what happens. There's flashing, girls kissing, spanking, and a lollipop-with-condom bit that probably pushes this into NSFW territory.
In Soviet-era Russia, families needing transportation lined up at the car office, filled out their paperwork and waited up to six years for their wheels to arrive. Many chose to instead spend those years building their own cars, from iron-clad sports cars to pods with a frying pan for a steering wheel. Here's some of…
Everyone's favorite stuck-in-the-Soviet-era Russian car company is making moves to fend off foreign car competition in Russia. In response to foreign car companies rapidly expanding their Russian market Lada plans to try to bring their cars and their company into the modern era.
The inoculation of Work Equip wheels, the military flag of Japan, riveted fender flares and Japanese license plates into a humble VAZ 2106 sedan is a stunning display of modern tuning culture, where ideas, memes, details and styles flow like bits and JPEGs.