OREANDA-NEWS Deputy Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Viktor Yevtukhov said that the department's employees will switch from foreign cars to Russian cars. The words of the head of the department are quoted by Prime.

A special unit will be engaged in the purchase of domestic cars, and car suppliers will be selected on a competitive basis. "There is an instruction from the head of state, it will be executed without question," Yevtukhov concluded.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that officials and civil servants should drive domestic cars. The transition from foreign cars to "faster" cars will contribute to the development of the local automotive industry and accelerate the pace of localization of production.

The head of the country called on India to focus on this issue, in which local authorities actively promote this topic among employees of various departments. In Russia, the entire necessary chain has been built to implement such a goal. Public procurement should begin in the foreseeable future.

At the beginning of June, the Russian AvtoVAZ plant presented a new Lada Aura model. The company then expressed hope for the demand for this machine in budget organizations and institutions, as well as among officials at the regional level. At the same time, the cost of the car will be 25 thousand dollars (about two million rubles).