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Volga GAZ-21 - iconic Soviet automobiles at the SPILVE airport in Riga, Latvia

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The GAZ M21 Volga, the first car to carry the Volga name, was developed in the early 1950s. Volgas were built to last in the harsh climate and rough roads of the Soviet Union, with high ground clearance (what gives it a specific "high" look, contrary to "low-long-sleek" look of Western cars of resembling design), rugged suspension, strong and forgiving engine, and rustproofing on a scale unheard of in the 1950s.

The Volga was stylistically in line with the major United States manufacturers of the period, and incorporated such then-luxury features as the reclining front seat, cigarette lighter, heater, windshield washer and 3-wave radio. When in 1959 the 6-cylinder line of GAZ cars was discontinued, Volga M-21 became the biggest and most luxurious car officially sold to individual owners in the USSR in large quantities, though its price was very high and made it unavailable for most car buyers.

Find more at - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GAZ-21

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A: Spilve airport - main hall, Riga, Latvia

von Vil Muhametshin, 30 Meter entfernt

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G: Juggling with torches

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H: Kipsala, Riga, Latvia

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I: Alexander's Gate (Triumphal Arch), Rīga, Latvia.

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Alexander's Gate (Triumphal Arch), Rīga, Latvia.

J: Good bye Riga...

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Good bye Riga...

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