Russians laud size, not fuel economy at car show

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By Simon Shuster MOSCOW, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Fuel-guzzling trucks and sports utility vehicles took centre stage at the Moscow car show, flaunting the indifference of Russian buyers to fuel economy and climate change as they project growing wealth through their cars. International carmakers, who premiered bigger and more powerful machines at the semi-annual event this year, seemed to grasp the prejudice against fuel-saving cars in Russia, where petrol prices are the same as in the United ...

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