Cuba's love for the Russian Lada
17 October 2011 Last updated at 06:08 BST
Soviet-era Ladas still populate the streets of Cuba, serving a role as taxis, ambulances and police vehicles, as well as private cars.
Figures say 250,000 Ladas are on the roads, providing an enduring link between Russia and Cuba.
The BBC's Liliet Heredero reports from Havana.