The Western automaker most exposed to the Russian market said that its holding of nearly 67.69 percent in AvtoVAZ would be sold to the Russian Central Research and Development Automobile and Engine Institute, called Nami.
"The closing of these transactions is not subject to any conditions, and all required approvals have been obtained," Renault said in a statement.
Its 100 percent shares in Renault Russia will go to the city of Moscow.
"Today, we have taken a difficult but necessary decision, and we are making a responsible choice towards our 45,000 employees in Russia," CEO Luca de Meo said in the statement.
The move preserved the group's performance and its ability to return to the country in the future in a different context, he added.