Medvedev, Yanukovych lead rally over Russian-Ukrainian border

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Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovuch each got behind the wheel of a vintage car on Friday to lead the international Emperor Nicholas II motor rally across the Russian-Ukrainian border.

Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovuch each got behind the wheel of a vintage car on Friday to lead the international Emperor Nicholas II motor rally across the Russian-Ukrainian border.

© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankRussian and Ukrainian Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovuch each got behind the wheel of a vintage car on Friday to lead the international Emperor Nicholas II motor rally across the Russian-Ukrainian border.
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Russian and Ukrainian Presidents Dmitry Medvedev and Viktor Yanukovuch each got behind the wheel of a vintage car on Friday to lead the international Emperor Nicholas II motor rally across the Russian-Ukrainian border.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankDmitry Medvedev, a vintage car enthusiast, drove in his white 1948 Pobeda sedan.
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Dmitry Medvedev, a vintage car enthusiast, drove in his white 1948 Pobeda sedan.
© RIA Novosti . Mikhail Markiv / Go to the photo bankViktor Yanukovych took the wheel of a 1950 Pobeda convertible.
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Viktor Yanukovych took the wheel of a 1950 Pobeda convertible.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankMedvedev previously took his Ukrainian counterpart for a spin in his Pobeda when Yanukovych made a private visit to Russia in April.
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Medvedev previously took his Ukrainian counterpart for a spin in his Pobeda when Yanukovych made a private visit to Russia in April.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe two presidents were at the head of a 36-car convoy for a 60 km jaunt over a Russian-Ukrainian border to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Russian motor rally from the then-capital St. Petersburg to Kiev.
Medvedev, Yanukovych lead car rally over Russian-Ukrainian border - Sputnik International
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The two presidents were at the head of a 36-car convoy for a 60 km jaunt over a Russian-Ukrainian border to mark the 100th anniversary of the first Russian motor rally from the then-capital St. Petersburg to Kiev.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe two leaders took interest in other cars participating in the rally.
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The two leaders took interest in other cars participating in the rally.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankSixteen of the cars on the road on Friday were vintage models, being manufactured between 1936 and 1965, while the remaining 20 were modern vehicles.
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Sixteen of the cars on the road on Friday were vintage models, being manufactured between 1936 and 1965, while the remaining 20 were modern vehicles.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankAmong them was a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette.
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Among them was a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe rally, organized by Russian energy giant Gazprom, started on Monday and will end on Saturday, when the cars arrive in the Ukrainian capital.
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The rally, organized by Russian energy giant Gazprom, started on Monday and will end on Saturday, when the cars arrive in the Ukrainian capital.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankThe event was first staged in 1910 when Emperor Nicholas II sent 48 automobiles including Russ-Balts, Mercedes and Opels for a 13-day La Coup du Tzar or Kaiser-Nikolaus-Fahrt.
Medvedev, Yanukovych lead car rally over Russian-Ukrainian border - Sputnik International
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The event was first staged in 1910 when Emperor Nicholas II sent 48 automobiles including Russ-Balts, Mercedes and Opels for a 13-day La Coup du Tzar or Kaiser-Nikolaus-Fahrt.
© RIA Novosti . Vladimir Rodionov / Go to the photo bankMore than 40 cars participated in that historic rally, which became an annual event.
Medvedev, Yanukovych lead car rally over Russian-Ukrainian border - Sputnik International
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More than 40 cars participated in that historic rally, which became an annual event.
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