20 March 2017

Petr Prusov, Creator Of The Lada Niva, Died At The Age Of 75

Petr Mikhailovich Prusov, creator of the legendary Lada Niva has passed away on the March, 19, at the age of 75. The farewell ceremony will be held March, 21.

Petr Prusov was born in 1942. After graduating from Zaporozhye machine-building Institute, in 1970 he came at the Volzhsky automobile factory in Togliatti, where he started his career as a design engineer, and in 1972 was appointed the leading designer of the project VAZ-2121 «Lada Niva». Petr Prusov participated in the development of many other models of AvtoVAZ. From 1998 to 2003 he was the chief engineer of the company. In March 2003 he retired but continued to be active in the plant.