UPDATE 2-Putin sees car makers boom as Toyota opens plant

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(Releads with Putin, details) By Denis Pinchuk ST PETERSBURG, Russia, Dec 21 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin forecast on Friday his home town of St Petersburg would become one of the world's biggest car industry clusters as he opened Toyota Motor Corp's first Russian plant. "By 2015 St Petersburg alone will produce 1 million cars per year at five foreign-led plants," Putin told an opening ceremony. "St Petersburg is becoming Russia's largest, and one of the world's biggest, car ...

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