1931, L’Express Transsiberia, Brochure from Russian tour operator Intourist


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L’Express Transsiberia


Brochure from the Russian tour operator Intourist

With a chromolithographed multi-folded panel of the Trans-Siberian Railway route and numerous illustrations

Written in French by the Russian writer Vsevolod Ivanov

Moscow, Intourist, (1931).

29 p., 1 sheet 8°.

Original Brochure, orig. illustrations

With some signs of age and use (please see photos)

Rebound half cloth pamphlet. Original illustr. front cover mounted on the cover, the likewise illustr. back cover also bound in (very delicately and evenly browned, minimally soiled). – No copy in trade and only one copy worldwide traceable in an auction online. – Interesting travel brochure on the route of the

With detailed descriptions of the route of the railway and the surrounding area. The illustrations show the train’s carriages from the outside and inside, splendidly laid tables of the on-board restaurant, architectural sights along the route (the Lenin Institute in Novosibirsk, a view of Krasnoyarsk, the railway station and harbour of Vladivostok, as well as the surrounding nature (Lake Baikal, the rivers Angara and Shilka) and locals from different regions (Buryats, Altaians).

Intourist (short for inostrannyj turist – foreign tourists) is a Russian tour operator headquartered in Moscow. It was founded in 1929 and was the most important travel agency for foreign tourists in the Soviet Union. A total of 30 international offices were operated worldwide. Since the Soviet propaganda style was not suitable for European and American clients, the designers studied Western models for the design of posters and brochures. Such influences were not accepted for internal use, but Intourist was allowed to use them to attract tourists.

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