ZAZ is the main automobile manufacturer of Ukraine, based in the south-eastern city of Zaporizhia: its name is in fact the acronym of “Zaporiz’kyj Avtomobilebudivel’nyj Zavod” (Ukrainian: ЗАЗ, Запорізький автомобілебудівельний завод), meaning exactly “Zaporizhia automobile building plant”. During Soviet Era, ZAZ designed and built a series of compact–cars (called “Zaporozhets”) accessible to the public. In this early 1970s pictures you can see some ZAZ-968‘s being assembled in the Zaporizha Plant. ZAZ-968 is a rear–wheel–drive small car equipped by a 1 200 cm³ V4-engine.

(photo: URSS 75 yearbook © 1975 Novosti news agency, Moscow — personal collection)