Posted 14 декабря 2022, 12:19

Published 14 декабря 2022, 12:19

Modified 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

Updated 24 декабря 2022, 22:38

Cannibalization on the march: why rich Russians buy two identical cars

14 декабря 2022, 12:19
Фото: Соцсети
Russian billionaires have now begun to buy a pair of identical cars in order to use one of them as a source of spare parts for repairing the first one.

The refusal of Western automakers, auto dealers and auto dealers to cooperate with our country leads to funny situations, according to the Financial Times.

Now Russian billionaires have begun to buy two identical expensive cars, one to use for its intended purpose, and the other as a supplier of spare parts. An unnamed Russian oligarch, close to the Kremlin, told the publication from his own experience. He said that a few months ago he bought two super-expensive Maybachs at once, also admitting that at first he actually wanted a Mercedes, but he could not find a model that interested him. Now, if something happens to one machine, the necessary parts and spare parts can be removed from the other”, - he explained to reporters.

It is well known that Russian airlines have been using the same scheme since spring, only with regard to foreign aircraft, primarily those produced by Airbus and Boeing, which left Russia. This practice has long been called cannibalization, and is designed to carry out maintenance and repair of aircraft of these brands using spare parts, parts and assemblies taken from other similar aircraft.