Travel: Tips About Trips to the U.S.S.R.

Now that the Soviet Union has rebuilt the cities that were devastated by the German army in World War II, and now that the Cold War tension of the Stalinist era has eased, Russia is becoming an increasingly popular target for tourists. In 1956, fewer than 500,000 foreigners were adventurous enough to travel through the U.S.S.R.—one-eighth the number that visited France the same year—and about three-quarters of them were from the Communist countries of Eastern Eu rope. This year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the Revolution, Russia expects more than 1,500,000...

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