“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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German party proposes to ease visa regime with Russia ahead of local elections
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The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) proposed to facilitate the visa regime with Russia, the Izvestia newspaper writes. The SPD is part of the German coalition government headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel. This proposal is included in the draft of the party's electoral program. The document is planned to be supported at the congress, which is scheduled for late spring.
According to German politicians, this measure will help develop youth exchanges between Russia and Germany. The authors of the document are confident that peace and stability on the continent are possible not against Russia, but only together with it. The draft program notes that, in relations with Moscow, the SPD is betting on readiness for cooperation and the development of dialogue.
The party plans to deepen contacts between the civil societies of Russia and Germany. One of the steps on this path will be to facilitate the visa regime for participants in youth exchanges.
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