The Kalina is intended to give Lada a foothold in the European market. It’s certainly making an impact on the price front. It’s available as a hatchback version for under €7,000 on the German market.
Russian authorities have corrected a mistake in part of a statue that honors the developer of one of Russia's most famous exports. Muscovites noticed the error in the 7.5 meter monument and alerted city chiefs.
Sanctions are designed to hurt and in most cases they do just that. But in Russia, cheesemongers are benefitting. The government is providing them with cheap loans to satisfy people’s appetite for European cheese.
Aftershave, anti-freeze, window cleaner and now bath lotion - just some of the things people in Russia turn to when vodka is too expensive. But when the bath lotion people drink is bootlegged, the consequences are dire.
The Russian president has called for stricter rules to govern alcohol products, after 62 people died from drinking contaminated bath oil in Siberia. Such products are sometimes used as cheap sources of alcohol.
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