A car for the Russian President will be named “Monomakh”?
Interesting news comes from the Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent), where two days ago, filed an application for trademark registration “Monomakh”. It seems nothing special, daily Rospatent apply for dozens of registrations. However, the application is filed US Federal State Unitary Enterprise – Scientific Research Automobile and Engine Institute, which leads to certain reflections. For those who can target the product with the name “Monomakh”?
In recent years, for various reasons, the Russian media has questions about the need to manufacture their own “car №1» for the first person in the country. Some see this as a sign of true import. That is, the possession of such a car is a certain indicator of the state of technological development. Someone said that imported cars, which moves the president could threaten his health and life.
Discussions on the establishment of such a vehicle is coming in 2012. Russian Automobile Company (or what’s left of them) GAZ, ZIL, Ministry of Industry, the corporation Russian Technologies company Marussia and even presented their own projects. Most of the experience in this case, the plant ZIL, which produced the limousines for the Secretary General of the USSR. The latest model, made in the style of the 80s ZIL-41052.
A newer model, and is not adopted by the “weapons” for almost 3 years (released in 2012) to Zilovskoye warehouses gathering dust. Car obsoletes before its manufacture. It ZIL-4112R.
Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin moved to the German VIP-limousine Mercedes Pullman S 600 Guard.
Will he use a new car of Russian designers or not is still unknown.