Topic: Top stories of the day
A roundup of what has happened in the past 24 hours
*A gigantic traffic jam on the snowbound main highway linking Moscow and St. Petersburg that began on Friday was still 34 miles long early in the evening on Sunday, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry’s State Automobile Inspectorate said.
*Russia’s GAZ Group, maker of the Volga sedan and GAZelle minivan, has launched a joint venture with Mersa Otomotiv to assemble and sell GAZ’s light commercial vehicles in Turkey, the companies announced.
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