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The Russian Revolution As a Tourist Attraction

Koenker, DP; (2017) The Russian Revolution As a Tourist Attraction. Slavic Review , 76 (3) pp. 753-762. 10.1017/slr.2017.183. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: The Russian Revolution As a Tourist Attraction
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/slr.2017.183
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1017/slr.2017.183
Language: English
Additional information: © Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies 2017. This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Area Studies, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Arts & Humanities - Other Topics
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10043381
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