Last November, the Moskvitch automobile brand launched its urban crossover, the Moskvitch 3, with great fanfare. the invasion of Ukraine, had sold its majority shares in the Russian manufacturer AvtoVAZ and left the country.
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Except that a report from the television channel specializing in the automobile, Za rouliom ("At the wheel"), was to reveal shortly after the true nature of this "purely Russian" car.
In fact, the vehicle being entirely manufactured and even assembled in China, only the addition, ultimately,
a few basic components made it possible to label it as "made in Russia"... Confused, the authorities then promised a "100% Russian" car. »… in 2025.
Going forward, Beijing hopes that Moscow will be willing to cooperate on all issues of concern to China, on Chinese terms.
Alexander Gabuev, Russian specialist in Chinese geopolitics
Meanwhile, history illustrates China's growing grip on the Russian economy since the start of the "special military operation" in Ukraine.
A phenomenon that should go…
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