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The exotic trucks, coaches, and limos of St. Petersburg

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St. Petersburg is a huge tourist magnet. Most of these tourists are ferried around in coaches from China, with brand names many of us have never heard of. Commercial vehicles tend to be old and tired, even in this wealthy city. And the limousines? Well...you’re going to recognize them.

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Zhong Tong, Yutong og Kinglong dominate the coach market. I waited for a Dingdong all week, but that just didn’t happen.

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This Moldovan coach appeared to have been stopped in traffic, and since abandoned. I wonder what it takes to have a vehicle acutely considered not roadworthy in Russia?

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Trolley busses, the dashcam-famous short busses and proper tour vehicles are everywhere, too:

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The ZiL 130-series is the most iconic of Russian trucks. But it’s not the only one:

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The Transit-ish GAZelle is the delivery van most companies seem to opt for. I’m not sure how long they last though:

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To the limousines. You doubtless recognize this PT Cruiser:

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The love for Chrysler is completely irrational:

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Especially when you know that nothing says “luxury” quite like Excalibur with gold applications:

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