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Description

Interesting pictorial map of Europe an the Soviet Union, published by Intourist, promoting tourism in the Russia.

The map shows major transit lines and charming monochromatic photos, with the verso giving different travel itineraries and general tourism information. Inset maps include:

  • To the Far East Via the Trans-Siberian Railroad

  • Europe- Iran via the U.S.S.R. 4 1/2 days

Intourist

Intourist was the official state travel agency of the Soviet Union.  Created in 1929, Intourist was responsible for managing the great majority of foreigners' access to, and travel within, the Soviet Union. 

At one point, Intourist had offices around the world, including New York and London.  In 1933, Aron Sheinman started work for Intourist in London and filled the post of Director from 1937 to 1939. When he was dismissed he refused to return to Moscow, and gained British citizenship later that year