Russian President | San Francisco Travel Blog
Some months ago, we wrote about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s desire for a new presidential limousine. Putin announced to his cabinet that it was time for a new limo, with the stipulation that it had to be Russian-made, returning to a Soviet-era tradition. Recent Russian presidential limos have included BMWs and Mercedes, but Putin wisely wanted a uniquely Russian luxury vehicle to transport him and other dignitaries. Seizing on the opportunity to please the president (and market their businesses, no doubt,) Russian web portal CarDesign.ru and custom sports car manufacturer Marussia Motors have sponsored a presidential limo design contest.