For a company that supposedly quit Russia, General Motors sells an awful lot of cars there. Through October, GM had shipped 38,120, which is impressive given that it formally left the country in 2015 and shuttered its plant in St Petersburg. So what's going on? Well, GM quit in the middle of a prolonged slump that saw Russian sales halved from their 2012 high of 2.9 million, when Chevrolet was the second-best-selling brand after Lada. Now the market is recovering, but GM still has skin in the game.