Petersburg and then proceed to the magnificent Caucasus and Far East peaks, the extensive Siberian forest, south steppe, river cruising and more. At Intourist we offer a large selection of Russian properties, itineraries and other tourism amenities to make your trip truly exhilarating, fantastic and memorable.
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Intrurist ( "foreign tourist") is a former Sovjet tour operator (Russian: ????????, abbreviation of the website at ??????????? ??????). Intrurist was the state-owned tour operator of the USSR, created in 1929. Intrurist was in charge of the administration of the vast majority of aliens gaining entry to and traveling within the USSR. VAO Intourist set up a 49.9% and 50.1% stake in the Thomas Cook Group plc in 2011.
All of the operations within the JV have been outsourced to Intourist LLC, which plans to further develop its travel and hospitality group. Comons Wikimedia has related to Intouristedia.
Intouristic placards from the Soviets
In 1930, the Soviet Union wanted to draw visitors from abroad to import money and enhance its publicity. Awakened by the financial crises the West's interest in the communicationist experience. It was Intourist who was in charge of recruiting, hosting and accompanying all international visitors. To address the demographic, we have used a variety of occidental promotional techniques.
Intouristic placards represented a touristic heaven, not a land of workers and farmers. Intouristic ladies did not work harshly in a plant, but were either trendy or rather extravagant. In 1929 Intourist was established by the National Commission for Trade, the National Commission for Railways and the Sovtorgflot commercial fleets. His name was a contract of innostrannyj tourism (foreign tourists).
Up until the Second World War, Intourist hosted one million international visitors. Initially it was a strictly business destination, but soon Intourist organised "cultural diplomacy" by organising musical and theatre events in Moscow and Leningrad. Intourist has provided transport, hotel services, as well as tourist guide and interpreters: There was a tourist office next to the Hotel Metropol in Moscow.
Intouristic promotion was organised by the All-Union Chamber of Commerce under the art director of the artist Aleksey Kravchenko. In view of the fact that Russian promotional material was not suited for exports, the designer study some of the occidental works, among them placards by Cassandre. Intourist was not permitted to use such influence for its own purposes, but Intourist was permitted to use it to attract in-turists.
Besides placards and booklets, Soviet Travels and advertisements appear in US journals. Moscow, Leningrad and other major U.S.S.R. cities are easy to reach by plane, rail and canal. We have a large organisation with many years of travelling and many years of operating expertise in all major centres, operating our own vehicle fleet and having qualified escorts and staff.
Spend a few days to see the results of two centuries in which the economical, civil and politic lives of 170 million citizens have changed rapidly and profoundly.... traverse the Volga through various nations' states, traverse the powerful Caucasus mountains and traverse the magnificent Black Sea coast, witnessing a new civilization that stands in stark opposition to the carefully conserved historical landmarks and popular tradition of the past.
A big distinction was made between placards destined for use in the Soviet Union and abroad, but both were unrelated to the real world. In Germany, they were used as publicity for the five-year programme and to indeoctrinate the people. By contrast, touristic placards should draw international tourists and give the Westerners a favourable impression of the Soviet Union.
The art -deco stile of occidental tourists was mimicked. The train was a symbolic advance in Russian publicity, but abroad it was a comfortable means of commute. Over the course of two decade-long periods, the Russian railway system was extended from 80,000 to 106,000 kilometres, while the volume of goods traffic increased fourfold.
They ran on the'Red Arrow' trains between Moscow and Leningrad, reducing the travel duration from 11 to 8hrs. Frequently the photographic motives were presented in publicity. The Intourist wanted to show that the Sovjet Union was more than just Russia. There were 189 countries in the 16 USSR countries, all of which, according to popular belief, were now equals after being suppressed in imperialism.
The Ukraine was the most important of these states with the easy-access towns of Kiev and Odessa. Since 1899, Kiev had been linked to Moscow by train. The Crimea was not yet part of Ukraine in the 1930' s, but formed the Autonomous Socialist Republic of Crimea. There were also resorts for laborers and a large young pioneer warehouse on the Peninsular in the time of the Soviets.
The Crimea was also an appealing tourist attraction for international visitors, especially the Black Sea Riviera around Yalta. Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia were annexed by the Soviets to the Trans-Caucasian Socialist Federalism. They were divided into three distinct Sovjet states in 1936. In the meantime, the tourist was said that everything was peacemaking and advancement.
This is also an automotive vehicle; the two carriers complement each other in Intourist's itineraries. Baku (Azerbaijan) rail line, in combination with a trip across the Caspian Sea, was supported as a link between Western Europe and Iran. Intourist thus competes with the Dutch firm Wagons-Lits, which offers a similar itinerary through Turkey.
Nicolay Zhukov and Avenir Chernomordik's billboard showed a westerly woman in an open railway station door with offshore platforms in the foreground. An Intourist painted portraits of females other than Russian dissident Russian propragam. Rather than just stand on a tractor or locomotive,'shoulder to shoulders with men', Intourists were trendy (Western tourists) or rather extravagant (locals).
Eastern woman. Eastern woman never showed up among the crowd, never took part in society. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan are Russian Turkestan, a tribe of Central Asia that the Czar invaded in the nineteenth and nineteenth centuries. Some of the sparse steppe has been converted into cottons, which can also be seen on the Intourist Post.
It follows the west part of the old Silk Road from the Caspian Sea to the Uzbek capitol Tashkent. Later, the area was also reached by train from Moscow via the South Ural Mountains. Miniarets, cameos and ass trucks were shown on the envelope of an tourist booklet for Soviet Central Asia together with state-of-the-art high-rise buildings, engines and aircrafts.
It diverted from the Trans-Caspian Railroad to the north-west of Tashkent and linked more than 1500 kilometres further with the Trans-Siberian Railroad in Novosibirsk. The' Turksib' was widely used by Russian propoganda. 1930 Intourist reconstructed the Trans-Siberian Express for international visitors. When the 1917 upheaval ended this mythical luxurious locomotive, the Trans-Siberian Railroad continued to operate for "local" travellers.
Since 1901 Wagons-Lits had been operating the luxurious Trans-Siberian Express for travellers to Asia from the West. Sleeper and restaurant carriages seized from Waggons-Lits in 1917 were used in the 1930s for the new Trans-Siberian Express - modernised with radios and bathrooms. English, Rumanian and Bulgarian booklets illustrate the journey with photographs of the railway world.
The Transsibirian itinerary is not only the quickest, cheapest and most convenient way to travel between Europe and Japan and China in the Far East, but also has a singular interest for the tourists. The Transsiberian Railway Crosses the Soviet Union for ten thousand kilometres.
The Second World War disrupted global tourist activity and it took a long pause before it recovered; in 1955, Intourist's activities were considerably extended to include transits and internal tourist activities. In spite of the Cold War, the number of overseas visitors multiplied: wealth grew while travelling became less expensive. More than one million Soviet citizens came to the country in 1964.
Opportunities for USSR nationals to tour their friends' lands were extended in the sixties. He also began to organize travel abroad for the Soviets. The number of international guests in 1975 exceeded 3 million. Intourist became a pure business after the end of the USSR in 1991 and ceased its propagandistic work.