Vintage Audis exposed at the GUM in Moscow

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by f6cvalkyrie, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    these shots were made in the famous gallery GUM, on the Red Square in Moscow, last saterday.

    G1 with 7-14mm




    Comments warmly welcomed !

    C U
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    I love the GUM!
    Its all gone way too upmarket these days.

    Show pics of the rest of it...
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  3. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    "fire up the quattro"
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  4. Optical Thrombosis

    Optical Thrombosis Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 10, 2010
    Nice one Bill, I immediately thought "Gene Hunt"
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  5. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Great shots Raf !
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  6. chuckgoolsbee

    chuckgoolsbee Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 6, 2010
    Bend, Oregon
    Given the events of the 1940s through until the early 1990s, it is a wonder that any vintage German autos survive. I'd love to know the story of these Auto-Union survivors and how they came to be here now!
  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi, Chuck,

    many nazis in high positions (miltary or civilian) owned such cars.
    And they were captured as trophies by russian soldiers when they conquered the eastern parts of nazi germany.

    From Wikipedia, in russian :

    В СССР автомобили Horch попали уже как трофеи (то есть захваченные во время войны) или в качестве репатриации.

    (In the Soviet Union, Horch cars arrived as trophies or as "repatriation")
    Here, I'm not sure the russian text is exact, I think it should be "репарации", which means "compensation of damage done"

    C U,