Tourism in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

The ЖЖ “History and Modernity” recently posted a collection of Soviet-era travel posters, enticing foreigners to visit the land of Volga barges and Kirghiz peaks, not to mention Gulgas, purges and secret police.

The images are – naturally – colorful, kitschy, socialist realist, and beautiful. Here is one of my favorites:

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http://visualhistory.livejournal.com/124182.html

All credit goes to SB.

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