Alexander Gubsky, Vedomosti, The Russian Business Daily

Alexander Gubsky, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Vedomosti, The Russian Business Daily talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show.

Gubsky talked about the price of gasoline in Russia and the average salary in Russia. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is $3.00, and the GDP per head is $44,071.

It costs Russians $4.00 for a gallon of gasoline and the GDP per head is $12,213, according to The Economist.

Gubsky addresses the issue of Putin and Russia’s oil, and whether alternative platforms are making their way to Russia.

About the Author:

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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