Moskvich: a Soviet trendsetter, inspired by Ford and Opel
The Moscow authorities announced in March 2015 that the former site of the plant in south-east Moscow would be converted into offices and hotels. //A woman stands on the rooftop of the Moskvich building
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Moskvich cars were a symbol of the Soviet middle class. The plant, founded with the help of Detroit-based automakers, eventually ended up bankrupt after the collapse of the USSR.