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Despite reports of prickly relations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President George Bush, Putin let Dubya take the wheel of his classic, 1956 Russian-built Volga — the potato-vodka equivalent of a '57 Chevy — during Bush's recent visit. The drive went without incident, until Bush tried to change the radio station, when Putin quipped that the only thing anti-democratic in Russia is "my goddamn car stereo, bitch."


Despite Tension, Bush-Putin Meeting Is Called a Success [The New York Times]