WORLDPOST
08/19/2011 09:59 am ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

Soviet-Made Lada Cars Still Loved In Cuba (VIDEO)

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, one reminder of the U.S.S.R.'s link to Cuba can still be found on the roads of Havana: an abundance of Soviet-made Lada cars.

As the BBC is reporting, the Russian Lada company may have lost its dominance on the Cuban market, but approximately 250,000 Lada automobiles, which were imported from the U.S.S.R. to the communist island nation at a subsidized price, continue to run -- popular not only for personal use, but also among police officers and taxi drivers.

"For me, the Lada is like a war tank," one driver said. "It's a car that's been able to adapt to the city."

Watch BBC's report on the enduring popularity of the Lada in Cuba: