Skip to comments.Putin takes inaugural ride in Russian-made limousine(picture)
Posted on 05/09/2018 6:44:29 PM PDT by BBell
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin traveled to his inauguration on Monday for a new six-year term in a Russian-made limousine, ditching his old stretch Mercedes to send a patriotic message of self-sufficiency amid increased tensions with the West.
Putin, in power since 2000, wants Russia to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that has gathered pace since Russia was hit by Western sanctions.
Some guests broke into applause at the sight of the car conveying Putin the short distance from his office to the Kremlin hall for the inauguration, Russian news agencies said.
Its cooler than (U.S. President Donald) Trumps, one guest was quoted as saying by the RIA news agency.
Putin has in the past publicly driven Russian-made cars in front of television cameras in an effort to nurture patriotism and support the domestic auto industry.
Monday marked the first public outing of the new limousine, part of the Kortezh series of cars which is also expected to include a sedan, minivan and offroad vehicle.
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One of the other ones in development
Wouldn’t work for me.
I don’t see a trailer hitch.
I expected to see a Tractor ,LOL
"...President Putins limousine..."
I betcha a 120mm APFSDS would penetrate for to aft with the greatest of ease.
Where do the rockets come out?
Looks like Tank...
Trump should buy one to haul him around DC. It would be so much fun watching leftists go totally insane.
Better yet, Trump should have Putin gift one to the U.S. and Trump could ride in that one.
It looks OK.
The grill is just a little too tall.
Rolls Royce should sue but Russians would just laugh.
It’s totally bad-ass!!
I like that it has a manual transmission! Very cool.
It looks like a stretched Chrysler 300.
Putin is colluding with the Russians!
Exactly - my first thought was they “borrowed” the specs from Rolls Royce.
Top pic, very nice. Lack of bling and flash gives it class.
“I like that it has a manual transmission! Very cool.”
I like it too. Love square cars.
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