Those cars would have looked good even in the decadent West.
They did! Here's a cover of a German advertisement booklet...
... and they were seen all around Danish countryside in the 80s/90s (apparently Danish farmers thought the car was cheap and quite sturdy). :)
They were exported to many countries of the world and we sold licence abroad (they were manufactured in Egypt, China and Thailand).
Jeremy Clarkson is not the greatest fan of Polonez, to put it mildly, but the car was quite decent in the poor, grey communist times.
Armed with PPSh-41 submachine guns, and receiving a blessing from a very Orthodox-looking
That's old Poland for you: more eastern than it is today and multi-cultural. :)