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Oct 1, 2018

Russia’s retro cars

Russia’s retro cars

In the remote village of Chernousovo, retired mechanic Mikhail Krasinets tends to more than 300 ramshackle, Soviet-era cars, remnants of a once vibrant auto industry that crumbled with the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Former auto racer and retro car collector, Krasinets looks on at an open-air museum of Soviet-made vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-made vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-made vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Retro cars owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are seen in the tall grass at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A cat sits in front of a retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets is seen in the tall grass at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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An interior view shows a retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets, which is on display at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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The Moskvich emblem is seen on a retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets, which is on display at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets is reflected in a window at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A sign for an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles is seen on a house of retired mechanic and retro car collector, Krasinets in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Retired mechanic and retro car collector, Krasinets repairs a car at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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Retired mechanic and retro car collector, Krasinets speaks to visitors at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERSsh

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A cat sits in front of a retro car owned by retired mechanic Krasinets are displayed at an open-air museum of Soviet-era vehicles in the village of Chernousovo MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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