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Turizm : The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism


"Sevastopol-City of Glory" and "Hero-City Sevastopol" adorn books, posters, buses and trolleys in the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine. The ubiquitous image of heroism and glory is neither new nor passively remembered. During two centuries of tremendous political change in Sevastopol, the city's image has changed little. Within the course of a century Sevastopol was part of the Russian Empire, of the Russian and then Ukrainian federations of the Soviet Union, and now of independent Ukraine. Into the twenty-first century, the population of Sevastopol has been overwhelmingly Russian by nationality, although it is now Ukrainian by citizenship. The shift in ruling ideologies and countries to which Sevastopol has belonged has done little to alter the dominant identity of the city.


Reprinted Karl D. Qualls, "'Where Each Stone Is History': Travel Guides in Sevastopol after World War II," from Turizm: The Russian and East European Tourist under Capitalism and Socialism, edited by Anne E. Gorsuch and Diane P. Koenker. Copyright © 2006 by Cornell University. Used by permission of the publisher, Cornell University Press.