MOSCOW — Russia's AO SOK group is becoming a force to be reckoned within the Russian car industry. SOK, which took control of the ZAO RosLada assembly plant in 1998, recently has taken shares in five major Russian automotive suppliers as well as management control of carmaker OAO Izhmash. RosLada, which is based at a former armament factory, started with the assembly of the Lada 2106 family in 1998, adding the Lada Samara 21093 in 1999. RosLada assembled about 24,000 cars last year and ...

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