“While preaching moderation, the leaders of the Soviet state and the Communist Party do not strive to practice it themselves – their cars are always expensive and unique.
Here, you can view the automobiles driven by the highest Soviet Union officials from the 1930s-1970s. Thanks to the Latvian Antique Automobile Club activists, the Riga Motor Museum acquired a number of these even before the collapse of the USSR, and now they form a unique Kremlin collection.
Luxury cars were willingly received as gifts from other country state officials. Thus Leonid Brezhnev, the state leader during the period of stagnation, legally acquired a collection of exclusive cars.
From this collection, the Museum exposition presents his 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, with which the Brezhnev got into a car accident.