There is always a few who love the odd ball cars.
The Russian cars can be a challenge. Not easy to find parts for them and they often have a great need for the parts.
Lada cars were like a poor quality Fiat at best.
1st satellite, 1st man in space, 1st manmade craft to land on the moon, didn't make their own toilet paper until 1976. The US fought a 20 year war that benefitted who, but healthcare is too expensive. Priorities. If you can afford something unique, why not?