LADA XRay and Largus are in short supply in Russia

AvtoVAZ lacks workers.

Photo: LADA XRay Cross, source: AvtoVAZ

LADA dealers in several regions of Russia faced interruptions in supply passenger versions of Largus, as reported by Motor. Along with this, Rossiyskaya Gazeta writes that to some official dealers of AvtoVAZ unable to order For customers, neither the standard XRay nor the “off-road” XRay Cross. Our editors decided sort out the reasonsfor which LADA XRay and Largus were in short supply.

Representatives of AvtoVAZ did not comment the difficulties encountered with the supply of XReus and Largus. However, an article appeared on the LADA official website on June 25, in which the automaker reported that shipped over 1,000 new LADA Largus vans for Russian Post. Most likely, therefore, there was a delay in deliveries to private customers.

ADA LAY XRay ambiguous situation: some dealers report that they were able to order hatchbacks for a warehouse in August without any problems. Other managers claim the opposite. However, there are more and more facts in favor of the fact that AvtoVAZ lacks working personnel to collect a sufficient amount LADA XRay и XRay Cross.

Thus, the community “Atypical AvtoVAZ”, citing readers close to the plant, writes that SKP Kalina not enough workers. In addition, the director of assembly line B0 in an order of June 23 acknowledges that the production plan is not being implemented. It is on this line that LADA XRay and Largus are produced.

Photo: LADA Largus, source: AvtoVAZ

It is also worth noting that AvtoVAZ decided to refuse from paying bonuses to staff for the first half of the year, and from July 1, the auto giant will no longer index salaries and tariff rates, as reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. Thus, the company counts reduce costswithout firing employees. Probably, there is simply nowhere to reduce staff.

Earlier, at the Volga Automobile Plant, they planned to introduce 4 day chart, but decided to shift part-time work to autumn. It can also be an indirect confirmation that the company needs working hands today.


Avtodor called the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway over 4 years as a super task :: Society :: RBC

The head of the department said that this is a real task, although so far in peacetime no one in the country has carried out such projects at such times

Photo: Igor Ageenko / RIA News

The idea of ​​building a Moscow-Kazan toll road not by 2027, but by 2024, the head of Avtodor Vyacheslav Petushenko, in a commentary to journalists, called it a “super task”. According to him, there were no similar precedents either in the history of Russia or in the history of the USSR (with the exception of the Great Patriotic War), the TASS agency reported.

“That is, we have to start designing in a month and by the end of the (current) year we should start preparing the territory. But, by and large, if this task is posed, it’s real, ”Petushenko added.

To reduce the construction time of the Moscow-Kazan highway, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin previously proposed. He called the project a priority, since in the future the road will become part of the Europe-Western China highway.

Khusnullin announced plans to accelerate the construction of the Moscow-Kazan highway

Marat Khusnullin

The cost of building the Moscow-Kazan highway, according to RBC, is 610.2 billion rubles, the length is 729 km, of which 142 km will pass through the territory of Tatarstan. The estimated speed on the highway Moscow – Nizhny Novgorod – Kazan will be 120 km / h. The new highway should become an understudy for the Volga M7 highway, which for the most part passes through settlements.

Avtodor also spoke about another planned construction of a toll road. According to the head of the company, construction work on the construction of the northern bypass of Tver, which will eventually become part of the paid M-11 Neva, may begin next year. For this, it is necessary not only to complete the design, but also to receive 60 billion rubles from the state.


The blogger explained why Renault Sandero Stepway inferior LADA XRay Cross

Unlike Togliatti competitor, “French” and not nearly pulls for the price of one million rubles.

Photo: Renault Sandero Stepway, source: Renault

Raised hatchbacks — a controversial form factor for the car. Let the machine in such a body and increased ground clearance, it has no space in the cabin, nor patency of the crossover. However, cross-hatchback continue to come out, and the French Renault Sandero Stepway loses LADA XRay Cross, which he explained to the blogger YouTube channel Autospot.


The cost of the basic “Stepway” starts from 830 000 rubles, the top package costs 1 000 000 rubles. XRay in the “base” is cheaper than “French” — 784 900 rubles, but the maximum grade is also costs about a million. As prices on the best equipment of both cars together, it would be logical to compare them to the “maximum speed”.


In the top-end performance and “Sandero” and “Iccrea” there is one and the same 1.8-liter engine producing 113 HP, which residents have borrowed from the French. Despite one motor car traveling in different ways: due to the fact that the LADA is heavier, its acceleration to “hundreds” comes in 12.5 s, 0.5 seconds slower than the Sandero Stepway. Models also share the same CVT for two, produced by Jatсo.


The third detail you share with each other the “Stepway” and “Cross” — platform B0. However, for the running machines are much stronger than the motor or transmission, as the engineers of “AVTOVAZ” to seriously work on suspension XRay. With the front suspension the manufacturer has installed an L-shaped levers, which improve the controllability of the machine.

On the rear wheels of the Russian cross-hatch are disc brakes, while the Sandero — “drums”, despite the fact that he, too, is worth a million rubles in the “top”. Plus French cars in this sense the softness of the suspension. The only thing that can bring inconvenience to the driver — wheel, which fly strikes on the irregularities in the rest of the suspension gradually “eats up” all holes.


Comparing the equipment of two cars, the Frenchman losing almost everything: no heated steering wheel, armrest, sub-floor in the trunk, rear view camera etc. the Only thing that can boast the “Stepway” four, and not two as Lada, airbags and remote engine start.


The expert noted that neither the LADA XRay Cross, nor Renault Sandero Stepway does not show any dynamics. The difference in driving characteristics is that improvements in the suspension of “Lada” went in her favor, so that the machine is operated much better than “French”. In addition to the suspension, this helps MDPS and more accurate feedback on the steering wheel. The “Sandero” same wheel just heavy and does not give any connection.

Photo: LADA XRay Cross, source: AVTOVAZ

Thus, it becomes evident that Renault Sandero Stepway is not competitive even in comparison with the best model of “AVTOVAZ”, but it shares the same engine, transmission and platform.


“The Cross” and the catholics

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Ex-OM : Dijon flunks Djibril Cissé – OM Around the

For several weeks, Djibril Cissé crying loudly and his desire to make his return in Ligue 1, in order to cross the symbolic milestone of 100 goals among the elite. With an a-counter is currently stuck at 96 achievements, the former striker of the OM intends to meet one last challenge, he has multiplied the calls of the foot with the clubs of League 1 as Nîmes and Dijon, for example.

This Thursday, in the columns of The Team, Olivier Delcourt the president of Dijon, has cut short the possible arrival of Cissé in Côte-d’or : “This is pure joke. I admired him as a player, but I have not had the phone. Perhaps was it the call of the foot to Peguy (Luyindula, the sports director of the DFCO), to which he is close”. Recently, it is whispered that Cissé could take the path of Cyprus, failure to return to League 1.


President of Egypt called legitimate direct intervention in Libya :: Policy :: RBC

Any possible direct intervention in Libya by Egypt will have a legitimate status. This was stated by the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during a visit to military base in Sidi Barrani, near the Libyan border, reports Sky News Arabia.

“Any direct intervention by the Egyptian state now has gained international legitimacy,” said al-Sisi. According to him, this right is based on the need to protect Egypt’s borders from terrorist groups to end bloodshed in Libya and to support efforts to launch a political process under the auspices of the UN.

The government of netsolace have been rejected by the Egyptian initiative for Libya

Al-Sisi added that Cairo will not allow the forces of the national consensus Government (NTC) of Libya to take the city of Sirte and the municipality of El Dzhufra, under the control of the Libyan national army (LNA). According to the President, it will be a “red line” crossed Egypt will not allow.

The confrontation between field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot, the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA), and the UN recognized the Government of national consent headed by the Prime Minister Faiz by Sarraj continues in 2011. The capital Tripoli is controlled by forces of the NTC, but from 2019, the army of the Haftarah is trying to take control of the city. In this conflict, Egypt along with the UAE supports the Haftarot.


In Pakistan, the discovery of a large cross millennium

The administrative region of Gilgit-Baltistan, in northern Pakistan, is located on the border with Afghanistan, Xinjiang in China and Jammu-and-Kashmir in India. The heart of the Himalayas, which reach heights of five of the highest peaks in the world, this area traversed by the Indus river is home to 1.3 million inhabitants, forming a mosaic of mountain people with a muslim majority.

This is where, in the chain of the mountains of the Karakoram, that three researchers from the university of Baltistan in Skardu, accompanied by villagers and mountain guides have found a marble cross, measuring about 2.1 m by 1.8 m and weighing between three and four tons. They have been found two kilometers from the base camp, at altitude, near the village of Kavardo, as they have said during a press conference on June 14.

These three researchers have made on the site are the vice-chancellor of the university, Muhammad Naeem Khan, the director of studies, Zakir Hussain Zakir, and the head of the external relations of the university, Ishtiaq Hussain Maqpoon.

According to their first estimates, the ” Cross of Kavardo “, as it is called now, would have between 1 000 and 1 200 years old. But the university of Baltistan, who wants to pursue the research, plans to partner with institutes in europe and north america on the one hand, and local historians on the other hand, to determine the exact age of the cross, which is already” among one of the largest on the indian sub-continent “according to Wajid Bhatti, another researcher from the university of Baltistan.

“Great news” for the christian minority

This dating, if confirmed, would document the former presence of christianity in the himalayan region, which can only rejoice the christian minority of Pakistan, so often discriminated against and abused. ” This is really a great news for all of uscommended the director-general of Caritas Pakistan, Mansha Noor. This shows that christianity already existed in the region at the time, and that there had to be a church and christian homes. Currently, there is no christian family does not live there, but it was clearly the case at the time. “

On his side, a banker, a catholic in Karachi, Norman Gill, insisted that” christians can go on the site to see the cross, once all the formalities will be completed “. The vice-chancellor of the university of Baltistan, Muhammad Khan, as part of the discovery of the cross, was raised as if she was” descended from the heavens directly on the Karakoram “.

The small town of Skardu is on the axis which now allows the linking Pakistan to China, and was formerly on the silk road. It is therefore possible, according to Béatrice Caseau, teacher of byzantine history at the Sorbonne University, that ” christianity was brought to this mountainous region by christian merchants from the middle East “.

Even if there is a lack of sources to know with certainty where they have gone, we know that the christians of the world persia, using the language syriac, came to the region of the Indus between the Fifth and the Eighth centuries, until the arrival of islamcontinues Béatrice Caseau. We found traces of christians” nestorian” in China as early as the Seventh century, and it was necessarily of the trade throughout the region, including on the religious level. “


Presents cross-van on the basis of LADA 4×4 Vision — render

Not the fact that “Lada” even a seven-seater the Kodiak will be able to compete in the market.

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“AvtoVAZ” with the transition under the control of Renault-Nissan had the opportunity to produce a modern machine, thanks to which the Russian market is of such bestsellers as Granta and LADA Vesta, the advantage of which are a variety of bodies, accessibility and utility.

In 2017, the market was universal LADA Vesta SW and its cross-version and both cars only strengthened the position of “AVTOVAZ”, and in 2019 “all terrain barn” is has outsold the sedan Vesta, which contributed not only the best deals in showrooms, but also the desire of Russians to buy a utilitarian transport, which is suitable for everyday use and for family trips.

It is noteworthy that new models of “AVTOVAZ” is not expected; however, recently the resource AvtoVAZ news published a photo showing the shop with the “Extreem” and big machine under the tent. The audience immediately spoke up that in Togliatti is developing a new model, because in the picture it is impossible not to notice that the mysterious car above the existing cars “Lada”, and the portal presented his vision of a classified vehicle.

The alleged novelty, source: Vkontakte

The editorial Board believes that “AVTOVAZ” it is necessary to expand the horizons, and therefore was presented to render the cross of van on the basis of LADA 4×4 Vision. The latter was shown in 2018 and still have not received the serial embodiment, and therefore its image appears on the render, and the format of the body of our prototype demonstrates the symbiosis of brutal design of the Tolyatti concept and practical all terrain car. “X-shaped” curves on the sides was not taken to render, as the reason motorists are still talking about them as not the most straightforward design course.

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There is no doubt that this family “field”, with a reasonable price tag, would cramp expensive competitors like Skoda Kodiaq and even Toyota Land Cruiser or Mitsubishi Pajero, because the latter two are not always the choice of the Russian people for the sake of off-road “rides”, and purchased as a car for the family. We can only wait and hope that in the coming years, “AVTOVAZ” will surprise new model, which will not be another sedan or wagon.


Podcast Pope Francis on the site of the Cross

A big thank you to Nicolas Senèze and other artisans of The Cross for these seven podcasts available on the website of the journal and made the occasion of the seventh anniversary of the pontificate of pope Francis. They are quite remarkable for their quality, their density, their clarity !

Each morning after our breakfast, we two, happy retirees, can take the time to listen to (and listen to) just one or two. And as we’ve seen with great happiness the movie The Two Popes on Netflix, we can continue to follow with great hope for the slow and laborious transformation of the Church.

Madeleine and Gérard


What does a Hyundai Creta sedan look like – render

A new image and a “trump card in the sleeve” would allow Crete to lead another segment of the Russian car market.

Hyundai Creta has been sold in Russia since 2016, and four years of presence on the country’s market proves that a foreign car can not only compete, but leave behind all its rivals for several years in a row.

The demand for Hyundai Creta in Russia is due to its comparative availability, combined with practicality, level of comfort and equipment. In addition, the car occupies the most relevant niche in the Russian market – the compact cross-segment.

It is noteworthy that in the Russian market there are players who sell cross-sedans. These are AvtoVAZ and Renault, who were not afraid to experiment, due to which we are offered LADA Vesta Cross and Renault Logan Stepway.

Both cars are not bestsellers, however, they have no competitors in their niche, but what if the Koreans decided to fix this? Portal fantasized on this subject, and showed a render that demonstrates what the Hyundai Creta sedan looks like.

The virtual prototype of the Hyundai Creta sedan is the Vesta and Logan nightmare, because the last two are nothing more than overpriced cars with a plastic body kit. Against this background, the “trump card” of the Korean car would be all-wheel drive, which Russian motorists still require to implement in the Vesta Cross, Vesta SW Cross, XRAY and Logan Stepway.