Well, if it wasn't for those prints, I never knew LADA was called VAZ, since outside Russia, those things are simply called LADA I think.
Also, it's quite a lot of work to move it to the 'V', and since LADA is more common, we'll just let it be like this, don't you think?
You really must rename LADA to VAZ , because VAZ is name of factory. LADA is name of models VAZ 2108 - VAZ 2115. Cars VAZ 2101 - VAZ 2107 are named "ZGIGULI". I know it because i'm Russian. (Sorry for my english)