News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

Some say it’s madness while others support the idea. Anyway you can see by yourselves how contraband cars are destroyed in Russia.

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

In one of the yards. Poor car owner… That’s how you may be revenged in Russia.

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

They say “size doesn’t matter” but this thing looks absolutely impressive!

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

News From Russian Roads, Part 24

via madness_13, udavka and Jus

28 thoughts on “News From Russian Roads, Part 24”

  1. We do the same in the UK. They should be destroyed or sold or they just end up back in the hands of criminals.

    Or do like it when the police can commandeer such property though. Imagine if the cops had decent cars?

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  2. Idiocy in Russia is infinite.

    They cannot even think of donating those cars (or proceeds of their sale) to orphanages, community centers etc…

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  3. I am sure that any Russian city other than Moscow could use the money from a auction.In the states there are always nice cars that could be had for thousands under book.

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  4. What makes the car illegal? It appears to simply be a brand new car with no modifications (the keys were still in their original bags!). Did someone import it without paying taxes? And yeah, what everyone else says, why doesn’t the police make use of the cars, or auction them off and give the proceeds to social programs that would obviously need it?

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    • Russia has enormous tax for imported cars which is 48% of the customs price of a car for majority of imported cars

      If you manged to get foreign car inside Russia w/o paying customs duty – this car becomes illegal

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      • Ah, bummer that. Hate to see a brand new car get demolished just to make a point. They likely could have made far more selling the car on auction than they could have made from taxes. Truly a waste.

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      • i thought that russian taxes for imported car is low or no tax at all! Until i read your comment. 48%???! seriously?! but the final price is still cheap! how i know it is cheap? because i live in Peters for 4 years and i know. why cheap? because compared to Malaysia, we have to pay almost 300% tax for foreign car (that 300% consists of 3 different taxes).

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  6. Those vehicles could have been sold at auction and the proceeds used to fix roads or feed the poor, what an inexcusable waste of everything. No other country in the world would do this.

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  7. What a waste!
    Why not to auction it out and get some proceeds for the much needed?
    I’m pretty sure Russia has a high tariff on imports,but it could certainly tell the reason why Russian car manufacturers couldn’t make cars that satisfy people.

    Toyota don’t have a factory in Russia? If have, it would be expensive as well.

    Just learn from the lessons in Southeast Asia, when there was high tariff, local people have to pay massive amount for a small car or have to a jumpy locally built cars.
    Then the tariff reduced, and local people enjoy a good car at reasonable price, and local car manufacturers experience a surge in sales, and after competition, they even export cars.

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  8. Curious, I would like o know the large brown car with a black to, (on the last page, 3rd from bottom). Almost looks like an old Ford Falcon.

    Thank you,
    John in Bradenton, Fl.

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