USSR Kermit Conference 1989 - Photo #28

A Russian M-72 sidecar motorcycle. Russian cars (Lada, Volga, etc) in the background. The motorcycle was adapted from the German BMW R71 in 1941 and (ironically) played a significant part in winning the war against Germany. Like other famous Soviet products they are extremely durable. More about the M-72 (and many other Soviet creations) in Made in Russia: Unsung Icons of Soviet Design by Michael Idov, et al, and of course also in Wikipedia.