The Russian Revolution As a Tourist Attraction

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Looking at Soviet guidebooks from the 1920s to the 1960s, this essay argues that 1905 and 1917 revolutionary places as tourist attractions were mostly tangential to the tourist experience, although one could argue that the entire USSR was a monument to the revolution. The revolution remained one destination of many possible tourist excursions, its memory one building block of many that made up the basis of Soviet citizenship. The revolution as tourist attraction did not celebrate 1917 as a rupture, but rather a point of entry, the moment from which the many and not the few could share in a culture of world importance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)753-762
Number of pages10
JournalSlavic Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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