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Acting President Vladimir Putin congratulated the staff of the Kamaz plant with the victory of their lorry drivers' team in the Paris-Dakar-Cairo 2000 rally

February 17, 2000

The message said, in part:

”Competing with strong and famous rivals, Russians showed professionalism and courage, and proved beyond doubt that they were the undisputed leaders. This brilliant triumph is clear proof of the excellent technical characteristics of Russian-made lorries. They have shown good speed and reliability on the extremely difficult and nearly impassable African routes.“

February 17, 2000