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Putin's ride: new Russian-made Cortege limousine rolls into action

Russian President Vladimir Putin rode in a new domestically-made limousine from the Cortege project

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived for his inauguration as President of Russia in new Russian-made Cortege limousine. Cortege is a project for building a family of cars for senior government officials - a limousine, a sedan, an off-road vehicle and a minivan. Project Cortege car was given new brand name Aurus. The 'rus' in Aurus clearly refers to Russia, whilst 'aurum' is Latin for gold.