Putin Swapping Mercedes for Russian-Made Zil Limousine

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is trading in his current ride, a Mercedes Benz, for a Russian-made Zil limousine. Zils are iconic vehicles well-known for being driven by some of Putin's Soviet predecessors including Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. A spokesperson for Zil said Putin's limo was designed specifically to have both the historical features of the car as well as all the advantages of a contemporary vehicle.