Travel: Lost And Found

At last, Moscow's on the map

When he arrived in Moscow last August, a Western diplomat had to choose which of two cars to buy. In the end he picked the one he liked less and that cost more. His reason: "The owner threw in one of the American maps with the car."

Until last week the most reliable guide to the huge, concentrically built Soviet capital was widely known as "the CIA map." Lent to American diplomats on posting to Moscow, the high-quality maps were coveted. Western tourists traveling in groups had little trouble getting around to the major sights, but individuals or long-term visitors were...

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