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COMMENT: Russia - it is rocket science

It's not often Soviet rocket scientists are mentioned in an automotive context, but the subject came up recently on the sidelines of the Rus...

COMMENT: Russia defiant in face of yet more crisis

You might be forgiven for thinking the Russian Federation was at the edge of an economic precipice at the moment, facing a potential avalanc...

COMMENT: Oiling the Russian economy

Despite some small recovery in the oil price of late, adding a few pence, cents or centimes back onto a litre of fuel at the pumps, the cras...

COMMENT: Post Soviet unions no zest for strikes

One of the aspects that genuinely surprised me about the recent visit to Russia organised by Renault and AvtoVAZ was the almost complete abs...

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: VW Rus director Marcus Osegowitsch 20 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Marcus Osegowitsch is general director, Volkswagen Group Rus and Simon Warburton caught up with him on the sidelines of this year's Russian Automotive Forum organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow.


INTERVIEW: Russian Machines Peter Zolotarev: CNG 7 Jun 2013

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group parent Russian Machines, claims CNG is the cheapest of commonly used motor fuels, with costs per 100km almost 60% lower than for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It also says CNG is more than twice as cheap as a diesel-powered car and 2.5 times lower price than a gasoline vehicle. Russian Machines CNG project executive director, Peter Zolotarev, spoke to Simon Warburton from the company's Yaroslavl plant about the possibility of using the gas in the country and some of the infrastructure challenges associated with it.

Latest News

Russian auto unions mull global framework deals 30 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

Automotive unions as well as labour confederations have met in Moscow to discuss Global Framework Agreements (GFA) with a view to gaining experience on their potential implementation in Russia.


GAZ looks to maintain investment despite crisis 7 Apr 2015

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group says despite the potential for yet more crises in the Russian market, it is aiming for the same level of investment this year.


Falling rouble sees GAZ export competitively: CEO 31 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group says the current rouble devaluation allows it to take advantage by competitively exporting commercial vehicles with improved warranties compared to similar foreign products.


GAZ aims for 30% non ex-Soviet Union sales 30 Mar 2015

Simon Warburton

Russian automaker, GAZ Group says it "must be" selling 30% of its production to non ex-Soviet Union countries in three years as the organisation looks to take advantage of a depreciating rouble.


General Motors closing Russian assembly lines 18 Mar 2015

Graeme Roberts

General Motors said it would "change its business model in Russia" by axing Opel, scaling down Chevrolet to premium US-made imports and closing two production facilities.

Company research

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Russia

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Russia

Medium & Heavy Trucks in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018...

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Trucks in Russia

Trucks in Russia

Introduction Trucks in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2018)...

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Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

Automotive Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2009-13, and forecast to 2...

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