The direct links to 21 USSR/Russia Historical posts are below.
Thanks to Rusel and Alex there is now detailed data for the best-selling imports in Russia from 1996 to 2001. At that time the Daewoo Nexia, imported from Uzbekistan, was by far most popular foreign model, peaking at 12,500 sales in 2000. The only vehicles to come close were the Skoda Felicia, Fabia and Octavia and the Daewoo Espero.
You will also find Historical Info for the USSR/Russia starting in 1970. However before 2003 there is no official data for Russian models so please get in touch if you have any information for that period. There is a Top 40 models ranking for 2003, Top 100 for 2004, Top 50 for 2005, Top 150 for 2006, Top 200 for 2007, Top 10 for 2008, Top 15 for 2009 and from September 2010 onwards you can check out a monthly Top 25 for Russia.
Witness the behaviour of immensely popular Lada 2101, Lada 2105, Lada Samara, Lada 110, Lada Priora and Lada Kalina, the success of the Ford Focus and Renault Logan, and watch the market ebb and flow, peaking at at 2.7 million units in 2008 before the GFC then crashing down. Witness also the first foreign model to top overall Russian sales charts: the Hyundai Solaris in 2016, followed by the Kia Rio in 2017.
USSR/Russia Historical Info:
Russia 1996-2002: Lada 110, Samara and 2104-7 on top (now with 1996-2001 imports info)