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Coordinates: 55°42′46″N 37°42′48″E / 55.71271°N 37.71337°E / 55.71271; 37.71337

JSC Renault Russia
FormerlyAvtoframos (1998-2014)
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)[1]
DefunctMay 2022
HeadquartersMoscow, Russia
Number of employees
4,453 (2016) Edit this on Wikidata

Renault Russia (Russian: Рено Россия, tr. Reno Rossiya, IPA: [rʲɪˈno rɐˈsʲijə]), known until 2014 as Avtoframos (Russian: Автофрамос, tr. Avtoframos),[2] was a Russian automotive company established in 1998 by the Moscow city and Renault. It was a wholly owned Renault subsidiary from 2012 onwards. The company disappeared in May 2022 as its assets were acquired by the Moscow city government.


In July 1998, the then Deputy Mayor of Moscow, Valery Shantsev, and a representative from Renault signed an agreement to create an automotive joint venture,[3] based on an old OAO Moskvitch facility.[4] Renault and the city of Moscow owned equally the new company.[5] The car assembly started in April 1999.[3] By 2005, the plant was at full production and in 2010 its capacity was doubled to 160,000 cars per year.[4]

In October 2004, Renault purchased a 26% of the Moscow's share in the partnership[5] and in 2006 increased its participation to 94.1%. At the end 2012, the French automaker purchased the remaining stake of Avtoframos.[4][6][7]

In July 2014, Renault announced the renaming of its Russian subsidiary, changing its name from Avtoframos to Renault Russia in order to strengthen the company's relationship with the Renault-badged, Russian-made cars within the clients.[2]

In March 2022, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine and international pressure to doing so,[8] Renault "suspended" the Renault Russia operations.[9] In May 2022, Renault said it had agreed to sell the company back to the Moscow government.[10] The Moscow city plans to use Renault Russia assets to relaunch Moskvitch-badged production.[11]


First series Renault Logan

From the end of 2002 to 2004 the plant produced the Renault Symbol, the three-box version of the Renault Clio.[12][13]

Since 2005, the plant assembles the Renault Logan. The total production in 2007 was 69,000 cars, with an increase to 73,000 cars in 2008.[14]

In 2009, the plant started producing the Renault Sandero hatchback, which was followed by the Renault Duster in 2011.[15][16][17][needs update]

In 2013, the company produced 195,112 vehicles, which were Duster, Mégane, Fluence, Logan and Sandero.[18]


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  2. ^ a b "Автофрамос" переименован в ЗАО "Рено Россия". (in Russian). RBC Information Systems. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 20 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b Dagaev, Alexander (2004). "Waiting to Enter: International Alliances in the Russian Car Industry". In Radosevic, Slavo; Sadowski, Bert M. (eds.). International Industrial Networks and Industrial Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe. Springer. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-4020-7844-6.
  4. ^ a b c Rogan, Alexander (6 December 2012). "Alliance has absolute kontrol over Avtoframos". Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Renault raises shareholding in Avtoframos to 76%". Renault media website. 28 October 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "Renault received the absolute control over plant "Avtoframos"". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  7. ^ Алексей Непомнящий, Юлия Федоринова. «Я сказал Путину, что наличных у нас нет», — Кристиан Эстев, старший вице-президент Renault, генеральный директор Renault в России // Ведомости, 09.11.2009, 211 (2481)
  8. ^ "Renault said to be reluctant to leave Russia over costs". Automotive News Europe. 12 March 2022. Retrieved 13 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Renault industrial activities in Russia are suspended" (Press release). Renault. 23 March 2022. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  10. ^ "Renault Group signs agreements to sell Renault Russia and its controlling interest in AVTOVAZ" (Press release). Renault. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Russia to nationalize Renault plant, revive Soviet-era Moskvitch car after handover". The Moscow Times. 16 May 2022. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Moscow - Avtoframos". Renault. Archived from the original on 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  13. ^ "Renault Clio Simbol: Никакой символики" (in Russian). AutoCentre. 2009-01-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2011-09-29.
  14. ^ «Автофрамос» увеличил производство несмотря на кризис Archived 2009-05-02 at the Wayback Machine,, 2008/12/25
  15. ^ В России прекратилось производство старых "Логанов" Archived 2009-12-22 at the Wayback Machine,, 18.12.2009
  16. ^ На "Автофрамосе" будут выпускать кроссовер Archived 2009-12-12 at the Wayback Machine,, 08.12.2009
  17. ^ Рено Дастер Archived 2013-03-08 at the Wayback Machine,, 12.03.2013
  18. ^ "2013 Registration Document" (PDF). Renault. p. 14. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014.