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Scania, GAZ Strike Deal

Sweden's Scania and GAZ Group said Monday that they had agreed to supply 709 jointly made buses to Mostransavto, the largest public transportation operator in the Moscow region, which will operate them at the 2014 Sochi Olympics next year.

The total value of the Golaz-branded buses exceeds 6 billion rubles ($200,000), GAZ said in a statement. The order is one of Scania's largest bus orders ever in Europe, it said in a separate statement.

The buses will be delivered to Mostransavto this year, Scania said. The buses will serve the Sochi Olympics during the first quarter of 2014 and run in Moscow afterward. Scania will deliver chassis and GAZ will be responsible for the bodies.


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