UPDATE 1-Volkswagen picks site for Russia assembly plant

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(Adds details, background) FRANKFURT, May 26 (Reuters) - Volkswagen has selected the Russian area of Kaluga, 160 km southwest of Moscow, for a plant with a capacity of 115,000 vehicles a year, Europe's biggest carmaker said on Friday. The plant will begin to assemble Volkswagen and Skoda models from imported components -- so-called semi-knocked-down production -- in the second half of 2007, it said in a statement. Initial output will be around 20,000 cars per year. The first model ...

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