GM-AvtoVAZ, a joint-venture, is planning to establish 20 dealer centers inRussia before the end of this year, the press service of AvtoVAZ reported.John Milonas, General Director of GM-AvtoVAZ, was quoted as saying that theestablishment of the dealer network was divided into three stages. Thefirst stage is scheduled to be completed by the end of this year. Thesecond stage will last until late March of 2003 and result in increasingthe number of the company's dealers up to 35. By the end of 2003 thecompany will have a full-fledged dealer network that will embrace 97centers, the General Director of GM-AvtoVAZ stressed. .
Mysterious philanthropist, Rustem Magdeev, had agreed, at his own expense, to donate a sculpture of Rudolf Nureyev, made by Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, to the Kazan Opera and Ballet Theatre