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Zil's Crazy 'Punisher' Armored Vehicles Spotted On The Streets Of Russia

It looks like a heavily armored (possibly production) variant of Zil’s wild armored car may have made it into operational service with Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The video below, posted in June, shows the futuristic armored truck roaming Russian roads with other jet black armored vehicles normally… » 7/08/15 1:29pm 7/08/15 1:29pm

Russia's New Presidential Limo Is A Retro-Futuristic Despot's Dream

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… » 1/04/12 3:00pm 1/04/12 3:00pm

Meet Me At The Red Star Drive-In, Comrade!

Life in the USSR, circa 1951, wasn't all gulags and long lines for sausage rations. Nyet! Turns out some of Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili's designers at ZIL/ZIS were hard at work coming up with the too-jaw-droppingly-awesome-for-words ZIS "112" prototype. Look at it. Look at it! That 50-Stude-zonked-on-Siberian-… » 1/31/07 9:00am 1/31/07 9:00am