It is a common belief that the USSR was a closed country from both inside and outside and authorities were keeping iron curtain stay still during the whole existence of the country. But this insight here is to bring these delusions over.
They say that there wasn’t any sex in the USSR what is also not true; there was sex in the USSR for sure. And of course there were foreign tourists visiting the country to mouse the truth out. Actually there were lots of people traveling to Russia. It’s just that the government tried to make citizens not to communicate with aliens by any means.
In Saint-Petersburg and Moscow even such things existed as hotels for foreign tourists where locals weren’t allowed. Such a segregation thing was needed because the authorities didn’t want its people to get something out from foreigners, whether it would be a chewing gum for Soviet kids or some information about how it was abroad.
But after, from the beginning of 80’s, iron curtain began to rust and holes started dotting this wall. Along with stream of jeans, lots of tourists streamed into the country living its last years.
Еditors of this guidebook missed a bit, just for a few years. The book was published in the beginning of 90’s, when everything’s already was otherways. But journalists who were making the guidebook said that they were collecting information for decades and this very copy is not a first edition of the book. So, we can conclude that traveling to Russia was a popular thing even long-long ago, for example in 60 or 70’s.
The book tells us everything about Russia and its people, from set phrases with funny transcriptions to the peculiarities of Russian mentality. Check this out.
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