Soviet Cars: Lada

“Lada”  («Ла́да») was originally the export brand for models sold under the “Zhiguli” name in the domestic Soviet market. I currently have a dozen Ladas in my collection, some made in USSR, the others made in China. Most are 1:43 scale, the exceptions are a 1:27 scale Niva, a 1:36 scale 110 and a 1:64…

Soviet Cars: Moskvitch

I have 5 Moskvitch models all 1:43, a nice selection including saloon, estate, van and pick up. The green models are “Made in USSR“, The others are made in China by DeAgostini. The only East European Car my father ever owned was a Moskvitch 427, during the brief window when they were imported to Britain…

Soviet Cars made in China by DeAgostini

I have more Soviet Models made in China in my collection than those made in the Soviet Union. DeAgostini produces a package of a 1:43 scale car and a magazine. The sixteen page magazine Avto Legendi (Legends of Autos) is in Russian, one series of magazines is for everyday Soviet cars, a second series of magazines…