We’ve seen a lot of nice cars from Russia here already. It’s no secret there a lot of them: a British journalist once said that only in Moscow could he see several Lamborghinis or Ferraris stopped at one traffic light.
So we wondered if this was a cultural thing. First we looked to Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, another piece of the USSR that gained its independence not even twenty years ago. While the Ukraine has been less fortunate in terms of natural resources, the stamp of Soviet heritage is strong and many Ukrainians even prefer Russian as their primary language. So we deduced this could mean only one thing—there should be tons of luxury cars there too.
Thus, we set on a brief examination of the streets of Kiev and it looks like we were right: yet another country with an average salary under 25 grand but with cars costing over $200,000.