"Car Without a 'Euro-2' to Prohibit Entry to the Center of Moscow "

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
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Ah, to live in a country where the powers-that-be can just… be. As Auto-Lenta.ru [via Autobloggreen] reports in its own special way (that's a pretty politically powerful car!), Moscow authorities are saying nyet to passenger vehicles that don't meet Euro-II pollution standards (which is just about everything running made before 2005). These dirty cars are now запрещенный from entering the city center. Autobloggreen pronounces the decision an environmental initiative– but they would, wouldn't they? The ban couldn't possibly have anything to do with stimulating new car sales or giving the commissars more parking spaces or tidying-up the city for tourists or anything other than saving the children. Meanwhile, fans of Borat are immediately ordered to click on this link, for a translated car review called "Good outside, inside the gray." "Volkswagen Touran was not just a car, but also funny toy. Tell me, what machines have officially sold in Russia, may be to amuse a little semi-parking system, which itself steep steering wheel?" True dat.

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  • 50merc 50merc on May 20, 2008

    Putin must have acquired some car dealerships.

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on May 20, 2008

    Now that's FUNNY!!! (the link for Borat fans)

  • Brettc Brettc on May 20, 2008

    The reviewings of automobiles is very nice.

  • Ra_pro Ra_pro on May 20, 2008

    Rumour has it that Putin and his cleptocratic clique own Gazprom, they don't need no car dealerships. If I had to guess I would say that the reason is that the traffic was getting too crowded and even the blue emergency lights that all the big shots have up on their limousines were no longer useful so they came with a better idea; create a law that only those with deep pockets can possibly comply with but only because they have little regard for other more important laws such as laws against stealing state property, racketeering, extortion etc.