Diplomacy: Tips for Travelers

When the U.S. issues a travel advisory, it is usually to keep Americans from getting caught in war zones. Last week the State Department took the unusual step of warning U.S. citizens to stay out of Leningrad. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations and the home of the Hermitage art museum. The State Department said Americans may be subjected to "unlawful, arbitrary and unjustifiably embarrassing" behavior. The move came after an off-duty U.S. Marine consulate guard was beaten by six men and then arrested as he walked to the...

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