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33 Some More Russian Cars

Some More Russian Cars

Posted on September 25, 2006 by team


Another series of cars could be met on the streets of Russian Federation.

These are masterpieces of what can be done having a small budget, or total lack of budget.

some more russian cars

This is Zaporozhets, the cheapest Soviet car. There are thousands jokes about Zaporozhets in Russia. This one could be another joke if it was not real and cruising across this village.

zaporozhets, cheapest russian car

Probably it is the only way to move through those roads.

another view of zaporozhets bigfoot

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33 Responses to “Some More Russian Cars”

  1. ilyich says:

    Hey D3hon (“john”?)

    relax. Russia is not the center of the universe, and neither is America. Every culture has a certain amount of “soul”, not just Russian culture. Americans poke fun at themselves every day, it’s a sign of maturity to not take yourself so seriously (and besides that, if Americans were to “look at themsleves from outside” they would cry, not laugh.)

    You just told us about “Russian soul”, how about you tell us about “Russian humor”?

    (kiss my Russian-American zhopa)

  2. Peter says:

    Dear Russian,
    All over the world people laugh with people from other nations or race, religion, one village with another. The swedisch with the norwegian, Dutch with Belgians and vice versa. Don’t take it hard. Me, myself and a lot of other people don’t see my western European culture as superior. We also laugh with the kind of cars some people drive with,in my own country. I ‘ve seen documenturies on live in Russia. They made contact with lot’s of russians and visited them in their homes. They showed how real people were.Mostly poor but they were the nicest people you could meet. A lot of people saw that documentery,i ‘m sure they think the same way as i do. And have lot’s of respect for russian people. More than they have for most americans,believe me.

  3. Marius says:

    I don’t like cynical tone of the authors. It is testifies to their bias. It is not the sign of the culture, I think.

  4. Marius says:

    You need to take a difference between the joke-cars and serious tuning.

  5. Marius says:

    And I don’t like theme of the bad roads. Russian roads are really not so good as in Europe or America, but not such bad as site authors are want everybody to think. And it is caused of Russian climate.

  6. W. Shedd says:

    The Russian “soul” is the myth of Slavophilism, the philosophical movement of the 19th century, created as an answer or response to “western” (ie modern) culture.

    As an explanation and thought experiment, it would be as if I decided to create a new philosophy, and call it “Americanism”. Americanism will explain why Americans are misunderstood by Russians, Asians, and Muslims. Actually, these people can not ever understand us because we Americans have this indeterminable quality that those people do not have. I will call this new, indeterminable quality “balls”. These Russians, and Asians and Muslims will never understand Americans, because they don’t have this mysterious new quality, which my new philosophy calls “balls”. Big, round, American balls, my friend … it is something you will never have. I laugh at you from the depths of my big American balls.

    And this is what Slavophiles sound like, when they talk from this supposed superior position about their invented Russian “souls”. It is silly to presume that your culture contains some deep and meaningful human quality that other cultures do not.

    I am really very sure that owner of the powder blue, jacked-up Zaporozhets with the furry bunny rabbit in the grill – takes his ride oh-so-seriously. From deep within his Russian soul. And we westerners will never understand. Blah blah blah.

  7. Marius says:

    ilyich, no. I don’t think so. I’m not Russian and I don’t like to live in Russia, but I have no choice. I just want to restore validity and tell the truth.

  8. vasilijs says:

    the zaporozecs is wery good car, well acording its cost and the time ir was made.
    The author probably never have seen zaporozecs racing, because they are wery good racing cars, you only have to put another engine in it, from lada 6 for excample, it will give about 80-90 Hp for that small, lightweight car, and then you got perfect car for mud races.

  9. SAFARA says:

    Hey, Marius! In what century you are been to Russia? All you described is lie!

  10. dRE says:

    To W. Shedd and others:
    If you think Russians don’t have sense of humour, then you should visit some of the Russian sites which post exactly the same kind of stuff as here – eg. http://www.fishki.net (great site by the way!).
    The only difference is that this site posts only negative things about Russia (which is why it’s part of your media’s propaganda), whereas Russian sites show both positive and negative sides to Russian life.
    But you don’t really want to see the good sides and nor do you want other westerners to see it. That’s why ALL I see and hear on the internet and on western TV about Russia – is negative! It’s just propaganda. But to you it’s freedom of speech and media of course. Sure, but for that you need BOTH sides of the story – you should know that, since you’re “supposed to be democratic”.
    To people who actually KNOW Russia:
    The only way to fight this is with your own propaganda – of the good side of Russia. Build websites and blogs, tell people about the positive nature of Russian life, people, culture, traditions, etc. and spread the word across the internet.

  11. Megan says:

    “The only difference is that this site posts only negative things about Russia (which is why it’s part of your media’s propaganda), whereas Russian sites show both positive and negative sides to Russian life.”

    This site posts funny, interesting, and quirky things about Russia. And it’s obviously written BY A RUSSIAN.

  12. dRE says:

    “And it’s obviously written BY A RUSSIAN.”

    Really? I’m pretty sure he is. But no normal person (even if he really dislikes his country) is gonna post things like that day after day! It’s clear propaganda.
    By the way, all these photos are collected from various other websites (without mentioning copyrights of course) and they’re not “submitted by the readers” as stated below. Too bad you all fail for that.

  13. W. Shedd says:

    For most photos like this, posted on the internet, there are no “copyrights” – they would likely fall into the realm of fair use. There is no commercial use or profit for the original photos or for their posting here. Informal internet rules of politeness would suggest that English-Russia’s authors give credit for images and where they are obtained, however.

    I don’t see where everything on this website is negative, most of it is just amusing. Something like fighting oil fires in Russia is not negative, for example – just visually interesting. Articles such as the miner’s village photos are simply interesting and show what some real Russian people do for a living and what they must endure. In the past, such things would be considered a testament to the strength of the Russian people – but these days polished New Russians see such things as embarassing and making Russia look bad. But it is real, the only people who can change that are Russians themselves.

    For the record, what I have seen about this blog would indicate it is someone in Finland, not necessarily a Russian author.

    Administrative Contact:
    Oran, Anri domains@templeof.com
    Lientie 22
    Helsinki, NA 90210
    FI
    +358.02999929 Fax: +358.02999929

    Technical Contact:
    Oran, Anri domains@templeof.com
    Lientie 22
    Helsinki, NA 90210
    FI
    +358.02999929 Fax: +358.02999929

    http://www.Templeof.com links back to English Russia after singing the praises of the Temple of the Internet.

  14. W. Shedd says:

    Taking it a step further, the owner of http://www.templeof.com is listed as follows:

    Temple Of DotCom
    345 North Maple Dirve
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    US

    Domain name: TEMPLEOF.COM

    Administrative Contact:
    Name, No nagoogleb@yahoo.com
    345 North Maple Dirve
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    US
    +1.49504424244 Fax: +1.49504424244

    Technical Contact:
    Name, No nagoogleb@yahoo.com
    345 North Maple Dirve
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
    US
    +1.49504424244 Fax: +1.49504424244
    Map of 345 North Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

    There is a restaurant at that address, http://www.mapledriverestaurant.com/ Could easily be a bogus street address – the Maple Drive Restaurant was formerly owned by Dudley Moore.

  15. W. Shedd says:

    Should also note – the listed phone number for templeof.com is completely bogus, incorrect number of digits for a US phone number and doesn’t match a Beverly Hills listing (310 area code).

  16. [...] Gracias al siempre divertido blog ruso les traido este modelito, no sera mucho enchulamiento? [...]

  17. pavel says:

    your dumb im russian and russians are the best

  18. Macaca says:

    Oh, but i forgot to add this site is cool, it makes me smile everytime i visit :]

  19. bzerlkey says:

    hahaha. Looks like the stuff they drive in Berkeley.

  20. Hans - Peter says:

    My English is very bad, but I would like here to say this cars are very funny and unusual find. Further so! Greeting from (East)- Germany

  21. fakyr C says:

    […] Gracias al siempre divertido blog ruso les traido este modelito, no sera mucho enchulamiento? […]

  22. Zen Master says:

    Zaporozhets car is nice :o)))

  23. Dan says:

    Russians hate foreigners.
    Americans welcome foreigners with open arms.

  24. Xpltivdletd says:

    Some people would gritch and boan all the way down, if you hanged them with brand new ropes!

    Something about the axles under that Robin’s-egg-colored Zaporozhets in the first 4 pictures. I betcha it no longer has a little 30-HP engine in the rear, to turn THOSE. Anyway, I like that one. We have a few “roads” here in the U.S.A. where such a car would be about right.

    Getting it through the snow or the mud would be easy. Getting it through all the legislative effluent to drive it here and not be arrested? That might never be. You still have a good thing going where you can build such a beast and drive it. We lose a little more of that, every time some new “environment” rule is written by some non-elected official with a degree in the arts.

    Remember legislators are like old motorcycles. Several strong kicks will be needed to get one going, and then you must stay on top of it with a firm hand, or there is no telling WHERE you could find yourself. Too many of us forgot that. Now we are all stuck with the government they deserve. Learn from our mistakes. Best regards.

  25. milky_candy_sugar says:

    Well personally i think that there’s nothing to be ashamed of, look, last painted cars are museums on 4 wheels!

  26. Xpltivdletd says:

    OK, that was my opinion half a year ago. Did not intend to leave everybody speechless. It’s still my opinion. I’m still impressed by Gearheads all over the former USSR. If it gets YOU there on roads YOU have to use, you did it well. Best regards, everybody. Keep them rolling and DON’T let anyone sell you a “cash-for-clunkers” scam.

  27. O´Slow. says:

    Here!
    http://varjupaik.jjts.ee/?action=text&P=51&ID=51&lang=est
    Estonian site of old Russian cars and another machines.

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  30. Prizma says:

    These machines do not because they can not buy a good. Why spend thousands of dollars if you can do it yourself and it will cost nothing? Car service in the village no. And in the next not. And after 100 miles no. But every man in the village can fix your car yourself. It is necessary to wheels? Fit from the tractor)) This is not the Russian soul. That’s a savings of time and money. What is the machine? Correctly. To ride. And she rides))

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