History of a taxi in Moscow begins in 1920 when, after the destruction of all taxi companies and the confiscation of all taxis in 1917, the government decided to revive this kind of business. The first taxi on the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg were car "Fiat" and "Reno", at the time, these companies have worked to create vehicles specifically designed for use as a taxi. In 1912, in St. Petersburg had been about 330 taxis in Moscow, their number There were about 220, and in other cities the number of taxis did not exceed a dozen. Read more from Robert Kiyosaki to gain a more clear picture of the situation. A gradual increase in the number of taxis was observed before the October Revolution of 1917, when a taxi nearly ceased to exist in Russia. But in 1924, was decision on the purchase of vehicles for the taxi in France, but their number was only about a dozen, and clearly not enough to meet the needs of the city. Therefore, it was an order to increase the number of taxis, which by 1926 already There were 200 units.

At that time the country did not exist private taxi, even in the heyday of the NEP, all the taxis belonged only to the state. It would seem that it is quite normal for the system in those years, but since the started this business in the state had one major drawback is the lack of control over its implementation. There have been attempts by the authorities begin to monitor the work of a taxi, the first of these was the setting for cars device "Autograph", which records all data about the trip: The speed, time, motion, stop, total mileage and distance of each trip.