It seems to be a taxi in the development of these has been palpable, but the needs of the citizens of this cars are not covered. The most massive development of a taxi in Moscow began after the appearance on the streets of a new model of GAZ, in 1936, which resulted in the 1938 opening of passenger routes ZIS-101, which served the residents of Moscow and carriageways of passengers on most routes mass: railway stations, airport, etc. In times of war, most of the vehicles was destroyed, and the revival began with the release of taxi GAS "Victory," which became widely used by all the taxi drivers. The plant, which produced these cars has become a monopolist. In 1948 he was introduced to feature a taxi deposited on the sides of the strip chess, and the light signal. The era of these cars lasted long enough, but in 1957 released a new model, "Twenty One", which is popularly called the "red cap" for the characteristic color.
Before the red cars had a white color, which took place overhaul, in the same year, similar cars were produced at the plant. These taxis were used in Moscow until 1970, when they were issued new GAZ-24 and GAZ24-02, which are fundamentally different from the "red hats". The new design was completely different, but despite all the advantages of the new gas, the owners of "twenty-first" did not take them seriously. But the quality of the new stamps have been much better the old "Volga": a more powerful engine, improved ventilation and heating, smoothness, good review. All these qualities make the new gas is very comfortable.
These cars were produced for 15 years, of course, with slight modifications, but no significant changes was to release a new model. But, despite an increase in the number of taxis, passenger service quality was very poor. Low qualification of drivers who do not respect the rules and rudeness were an inherent part of the taxi times. This was facilitated not only by the state monopoly on the taxi, but lack of control over these activities.