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All this is your World: Soviet Tourism at Home and Abroad after Stalin

Anne E. Gorsuch


In the Khrushchev era, Soviet citizens were newly encouraged to imagine themselves exploring the medieval towers of Tallinn’s Old Town, relaxing on the Romanian Black Sea coast, even climbing the Eiffel Tower. By the mid-1960s, hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens each year crossed previously closed Soviet borders to travel abroad. This book explores the gradual integration of the Soviet Union into global processes of cultural exchange in which the Soviet Union after Stalin increasingly, if anxiously, participated in the transnational circulation of people, ideas, and items. The classic em ... More

Keywords: Soviet Union, tourism, travel, Khrushchev, peaceful coexistence, cold war, cultural exchange, consumption, Eastern Europe, Western Europe

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609949
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609949.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anne E. Gorsuch, author
Associate Professor, Department of History, University of British Columbia