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February 20, 1981

Principal Directorate for Foreign Tourism at the USSR Council of Ministers, No. 53/492, to MCP Central Committee Secretary, Petric, 'Regarding the Arrival of Romanian Tourists into the Moldavian SSR'

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Regarding the Arrival of Romanian Tourists into the Moldavian SSR



We inform you that through the Union Society “Intourist,” in 1981, the city of Chişinău will be visited by 20,000 Romanian tourists with the condition that the travel routes of all these tourists include in an obligatory manner also cities in other republics of the Soviet Union.


The reception of Romanian tourists for visits only to the Moldavian SSR will not be confirmed.


Chief of the Principal Directorate for Foreign Tourism, S. S. Nikitin (signature)


Short note from the Moldavian Council of Ministers ordering that Romanian tourists not be allowed to visit Moldavia unless their itinerary included other Soviet countries/cities.

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AOSPRM, fond. 51, inv. 56, dosar 7, fila 8; Document No. 81 in Elena Negru and Gheorghe Negru, “PCM şi Naţionalism (1965-1989): Documente adunate în cadrul programului de cercetări effectuate de câtre Comisia pentru studierea şi aprecierea regimului tolitar communist din Republica Moldova,” special edition, Destin românesc, vol. 16, no. 5-6 (2010), p. 254. Translated for CWIHP by Larry L. Watts.


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