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The winds are changing, One Example: Mercedes becoming Russian made…

“Daimler AG is a German multinational automotive corporation. Daimler AG is headquartered in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.” Plans to localize production of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Russia, skirts the issue of never ending sanctions. The plant will be built at the Esipovo Industrial Park in the Moscow region. The new plant will assemble E-Class, S-Class, A-Class model sedans as well as ML and GL models. The company intends to produce 25,000 cars annually. Specifically for the Russian market. Mercedes-Benz can not afford to lose that market. Thus, the Russian Trade Ministry has agreed that German automaker Daimler AG can begin the assembly of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Moscow region, according to Deputy Director of Transportation Vsevolod Babushkin…

“The plan has been approved by the ministry and is currently awaiting the green light from the regional authorities,” said Babushkin to the Rambler News Service

This is the kind of things I have talked about in the past. Russia expects car companies who want to sell cars in Russia to locate themselves in Russia (due to sanction games by the west.) If you do not want to put your technology where your mouth is, then find another market. In the case of the Mercedes market in Russia, Russians love those Mercedes… 😉

You see lots of Fords in Russia! Why? Because they build them here…. Things like this are happening all over Russia. This is just Daimler’s way of telling the US and EU what they can do with their illegal sanctions…

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