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Thousands of tourists from the West visited Russia in 1960 and all had a camera with them. But only a couple of similar photos can be found on the Internet today.

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A group of foreign tourists inside the bus at the border between the USSR and Finland.

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First stop between Vyborg and Leningrad.

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The tourists are going to a hotel.

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Having a meal at the hotel.

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And now it’s time for an excursion around the city.

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Communication with Russian citizens.

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Looking for a gift for local kids.

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Monument to Ekaterina the Great.

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A motor-ship ‘Moskvitch’

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Native citizens of Petersburg recognize the square at once.

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The same square.

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How do you like the public call box?

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That was the view enjoyed by tourists who traveled by bus.

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The places can be recognized only by those who had lived here for a long time.

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Remote districts of Leningrad.

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Tourists of Soviet Moscow were usually taken to see the Kremlin and the State Department Store.However, there were some exceptions to the rule. The pictures below were made by David S. Cook who came to Moscow in 1969 to attend the meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission.

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The people had lunch at the restaurant of the hotel ‘Russia’ that doesn’t exist any longer.

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It is not that easy to take such a photo today.

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It is becoming common to wait on line.

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Parking lot.

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Moscow subway in 1969.

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That is what the Big Theater used to look like.

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The photos below were taken by a tourist who visited Leningrad in 1963. Next to Oktyabrskaya hotel.

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On the Nevsky prospect.

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Flower sellers.

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The Kazan Cathedral.

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The Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ before its restoration.

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Saint Isaac’s Cathedral.

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Symbols of the city.

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Does the pebble pavement exist today?

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The blue mosque.

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New residential area.

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Registration of marriage at a local Vital Records Office.

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The big cascade of Peterhof.

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People are walking in the park.

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A park in Zelenogorsk.

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