12:40 GMT29 January 2020
Listen Live
    World
    Get short URL
    3341
    Subscribe

    Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for their first full-fledged summit in the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and the Russian president’s bulletproof limo has also been placed in the limelight.

    The newly designed Russian limousine from the Kortezh project was rolled out during Putin’s inauguration ceremony in May, but this is the first time that the Russian president has used the car abroad instead of a Mercedes.

    READ MORE: WATCH Putin, Trump Meet in Helsinki During First Bilateral Summit

    Apart from limousines, the manufacturers plan to expand the Kortezh fleet, building sedans and minivans. The Kortezh project envisages the creation of luxury cars for high-ranking officials, with the vehicles becoming available for sales to the general public from the first quarter of 2018 under the Aurus brand.

    Related:

    WATCH Putin, Trump Meet in Helsinki During First Bilateral Summit
    Tusk Urges Putin, Trump to Seek Solutions in Helsinki, Save Rules-Based World
    LIVE UPDATES: Putin, Trump Hold First Ever One-on-One Summit in Helsinki
    Tags:
    Limousine, presidential limousine, bulletproof, president, Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, United States, Russia, Finland
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik