The Moscow Times today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Lada 2101:
"Forty-three years ago today, on April 19, 1970, the first VAZ-2101 rolled off the assembly line. Better known as a Lada outside of the former Soviet Union, the VAZ-2101 was formed as a collaboration between Fiat and the Soviet government. It was a functional, family car that is currently a collector’s item for car aficionados"
To mark the occasion, here is some pictures of Ladas: