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COMMENT: Can Russia become a 4m market?

There was a certain frisson to this year's Russian Automotive Forum (RAF) organised by Adam Smith Conferences in Moscow for the most obvious...

COMMENT: New AvtoVAZ broom sweeps the stable

It hasn't taken long for new AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson to stamp his mark on the Russian automaker....

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Russian musical chairs

Over the last couple of days, we've been tracking an interesting tale about GAZ CEO Bo Andersson, reportedly about to jump ship to another t...

COMMENT: Cuba comes in from the cold with Russia

It's fair to say Russia is hardly out of the news at the moment and there may be a sizeable number who say the country - and its ebullient P...

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

Gaz Group teams with Gazprom on alternative fuel 24 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

New GAZ Group president, Vadim Sorokin, says the automaker is working with Russian energy giant, Gazprom, to develop alternative fuel infrastructure in the country.


"We will bring pride back to AvtoVAZ": Andersson 24 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

Newly-installed AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson, says he will restore "pride" to the giant Russian automaker, with a particular focus on the manufacturer's iconic Lada model, and the aim of retaining its 20% domestic market share.


AvtoVAZ confident of 80% Russia production 21 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

New AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson, says the necessary building blocks have been established to ensure localised automotive production in Russia should reach 80%.


AvtoVAZ CEO cites Russian brands success as model 18 Mar 2014

Simon Warburton

New AvtoVAZ CEO, Bo Andersson, cites the re-emergence of iconic Russian brands as an example of how companies can be turned around, adding he joined the giant automaker after five years at the helm of fellow Russian manufacturer, GAZ Group, for "pure image."


AvtoVAZ unveils US$192m loss for 2013 20 Feb 2014

Simon Warburton

AvtoVAZ has reported losses for 2013 of RUB6.9bn (US$192m), with revenue also falling 4% to RUB175bn as the Russian market contracts.

Company research

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Truck Manufacturing in Russia

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Truck Manufacturing in Russia industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2008-12, and forecast to 2017)....

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Automotive Manufacturing in Russia

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