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ZiL (Zavod imeni Likhachova; Russian: Завод имени Лихачёва), Russian vehicle manufacturer which also produced armoured cars for most Soviet leaders. There were special lanes for these officials in the former Soviet Union.
- (Britain, derogatory) Any of the road lanes in London, England, dedicated for vehicles transporting VIPs during the 2012 London Olympics.
- 2011, Harry Mount, The Olympic Zil Lanes are disgusting – we must all ignore them (in The Telegraph)
- 2012, London Evening Standard, Boris must ensure Zil lanes are not abused, says Assembly (15 February 2012)