Russia’s auto industry is on the verge of big changes due to the recent acquisition of a controlling stake in AvtoVAZ, Russia's flagship auto maker, by equity partners Renault and Nissan. The transition to foreign control of the last state-owned auto maker (which for many years was a symbol of the Soviet and later Russian auto industry) has touched off numerous rumors about the possible termination of Lada, AvtoVAZ’s major brand, and its replacement by the Renault-Nissan ...

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