LONG DISTANCE PASSENGER TRAVEL IN THE SOVIET UNION

IN THIS STUDY, AIMED AT ASSESSING HOW LONG-DISTANCE TRAVEL WITHIN AND WITHOUT THE USSR INFLUENCES COMMUNICATION, QUANTITATIVE DATA ARE PRESENTED ON MODES OF TRAVEL, VOLUME, FLUCTUATIONS, TYPES OF TRAVELLERS, AND CONVENIENCE, AND THERE IS ALSO A DISCUSSION OF TRAVELERS' ATTITUDES. SOME OF THE CONCLUSIONS INDICATE THAT /1/ TRAVEL WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE WITHIN THE COUNTRY WITH PROSPECTS FOR MORE AUTOMOBILES, AIRPLANES, AND AN EXPANDED RAIL SYSTEM, /2/ OPPORTUNITIES FOR TRAVEL TO EASTERN EUROPE ARE EXPANDING, /3/ PERMISSION TO VISIT WESTERN EUROPE AND THE UNITED STATES IS HIGHLY PRIZED, BUT FEW CAN GO, AND /4/ TECHNICIANS VISITING AFRICA AND LATIN AMERICA COME BACK HOME WITH THEIR PATRIOTIC FEELINGS STRENGTHENED. IT WOULD APPEAR THAT EXPANDED TRAVEL WILL CONTINUE TO LOOSEN SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND CULTURAL ISOLATION IMPOSED BY PRECEDING REGIMES.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No C/67-13, PP 1-70, 3 FIG, 3 TAB, 66 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for International Studies
    Cambridge, MA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Lion, J A
  • Publication Date: 1967-10

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  • Accession Number: 00242892
  • Record Type: Publication
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  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM