Not burdened by modesty
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.
Preaching moderation among ordinary citizens, the same Soviet state and Communist Party leaders did not try to follow the same rules - their cars were usually expensive and quite technologically advanced.
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.