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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...

COMMENT: Russian monogorods blink in market glare

Only a few years ago, the vast, sprawling factory that is home to AvtoVAZ in Togliatti, apparently accounted for a staggering one in seven o...

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

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.


GAZ quiet on US$400m State guarantee speculation 20 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group is remaining tight-lipped surrounding speculation it has requested RUB25bn (US$403m) in guarantees from the Russian State.


GAZ inks Verano Motors deal to sell Next LCVs 17 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

GAZ Group has signed a distribution agreement with Eastern European company, Verano Motors, to sell GAZelle Next light commercial vehicles in Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Kremlin paying close attention to auto: analyst 11 Feb 2015

Simon Warburton

One Russian analyst says Moscow is actively involved in attempting to boost its automotive industry as the latest figures show sales falling 25% last month.


Russia’s GAZ Group starts sales in Georgia 15 Dec 2014

Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group, part of Russia’s largest diversified industrial group Basic Element, announced the start of GAZ vehicles sales, including the GAZelle Next and GAZon Next, in Georgia.

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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