Meet The Soviet Car That Tried To Put The Fun In SocialFUNism!

Normally, when we think of Soviet cars, we think of boxy, utilitarian cars that people waited years to get. We don't usually think of fun, despite the somewhat ironic way many of us covet these cars now. But that almost all changed, with a little known side effect of Perestroika that included fun cars. Cars like the… » 12/09/13 1:40pm 12/09/13 1:40pm

When the Soviets built an electric tractor

Lenin may have equated Communism with the union of Soviet power and the electrification of the entire country, but surely he didn’t literally mean hooking everything up to the grid. His overeager disciples thought otherwise. Going through 60-year-old trade journals, nuclear physicist Miklós Tallián unearthed a bizarre… » 5/11/11 3:45pm 5/11/11 3:45pm

GAZ Announces End Of The Road For Volga

After nearly 53 years of production, Russian auto manufacturer GAZ » 10/29/08 12:30pm 10/29/08 12:30pm has announced the end of production for the famed saloon. The rolling symbol of the former Soviet Union will be put to rest in two months as a result of falling demand, high commodity prices, and cheap foreign cars flooding the market. GAZ plans to…