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The Zhiguli was branded as "Lada" for export.
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Soviet Classic Turns 50 at GUM AutoRally

This weekend, Muscovites got the chance to witness the best of the Soviet Union's automobile legacy as 100 Zhiguli sedans raced in the annual GUM AutoRally on Saturday.

This year's event marked 50 years since the release of Zhiguli's first model, VAZ-2101, commonly known as 'Kopeyka' (named after the smallest ruble coin, the kopek).

Here's a look at the nostalgia-filled festivities:

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