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  • proper n. A female given name.
  • proper n. a trademark of AvtoVAZ, a Soviet/Russian automotive manufacturer, the name for the internal Soviet/Russian market is Zhiguli (Жигули (Žigulí) pl.)


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  • Under the name Lada, the Fiat became a car of choice for both the advantaged people and the Communist leadership (the common man had to do with a Zaporozhets).

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  • Indeed, Putin's remark wasn't too far off from the old Russian joke "What do you call a Lada with brakes?"

  • If the Lada was a wreck, so were the men in it, Arkady thought.

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  • The Lada is a car for the masses, cheap and basic.

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  • While visiting Voskedab yesterday with Sergey as well as his son Karen, for whom I have been designated as godfather, we inquired about a vehicle for sale for me to drive commonly known as the Lada/Zhiguli Model 08, first introduced in the Soviet Union in 1988 but continued to be produced until only a few years ago.

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  • The Lada has been the butt of jokes since Soviet times, and Putin's candid admission is hardly likely to do much for the car's reputation.

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  • The Lada is a boxy clunker that didn't get airbags until 2005, yet the Russian government is pumping hundreds of millions of dollars in loans to the company, in addition to commitments to help the company raise several billion dollars from private banks to keep the factory open and running.


  • "Lada" is almost invisible due to reduction of all physical fields.

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  • "Lada" submarine is able to perform independently on naval communications against enemy submarines and ships and to protect coastal regions and straight zones from submarines.

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  • Russian engineers are working on a diesel submarine "Lada", which is almost stuffed with innovations.

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