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Russian supercar Marussia - a rival for Ferrari?

For decades the Lada has been the symbol of Russian cars: cheap, economical and very unfashionable.

But as Russia's first luxury sports car, the Marussia hopes to change perceptions of the country's motoring industry.

The BBC's Katia Moskvitch reports from Moscow.

She spoke, in order of appearance, to potential buyer Artyom, to Marussia CEO Nikolay Fomenko, and to a car expert from autodealer.ru Oleg Datskiv.

  • 10 Jan 2011
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