1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the U.S.


If you were one of select few private Soviet citizens granted permission to visit the United States in 1955, you could take in a Cubs game or ski Jackson Hole, but if you wanted to sample Memphis barbecue or check out the factories in Youngstown, Ohio, you’d be out of luck. That’s because a National Security Council directive had, on Jan. 3, 1955, allowed some “Soviet citizens in possession of valid Soviet passports” into the country, while extending controls previously placed on visiting Soviet diplomats and official representatives to apply to their travel.

1955 Map Shows No-Go Zones for Soviet Travelers in the U.S.

If you were one of select few private Soviet citizens granted permission to visit the United States in 1955, you could take in a Cubs game or ski Jackson Hole, but if you wanted to sample Memphis barbecue or check out the factories in Youngstown, Ohio, you’d be out of luck. That’s because a National Security Council directive had, on Jan. 3, 1955, allowed some “Soviet citizens in possession of valid Soviet passports” into the country, while extending controls previously placed on visiting Soviet diplomats and official representatives to apply to their travel.

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Soviet Era Infographics

A collection of vintage infographics from Soviet era Russia.  Based around what appears to be industrial activities (I do not speak Russian, so based this assumption on the imagery used on posters) they seem to be highlighting the growth – if anyone knows the transition do let me know.

Soviet Era Infographics

A collection of vintage infographics from Soviet era Russia.  Based around what appears to be industrial activities (I do not speak Russian, so based this assumption on the imagery used on posters) they seem to be highlighting the growth – if anyone knows the transition do let me know.

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