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Intourist

[in-too r-ist] /ˈɪn tʊər ɪst/
noun
1.
a Russian agency that handles travel arrangements for foreign visitors to the former Soviet Union.
Origin of Intourist
< Russian Inturíst (acronym from inostránnyĭ turíst foreign tourist)
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  • He told me, truthfully or otherwise; that he had been there for 10 days on Intourist.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • We were evidently assigned compartments by Intourist and where we were assigned we'll sleep.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • After going to our hotel, I was called by the Intourist Office and asked to go there.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • One of the Intourist guides who had brought them from the railroad station stood to one side of the stairs.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • He hurried through the lobby, past the Intourist desk, thankful that it was a slow time of day for tourist activity.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Nevertheless, the Intourist guide went out of his way to avoid bringing his charges too near.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The Intourist guide had started off with twenty-five persons and had clucked over them like a hen all afternoon.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • Did he say anything about Rimma or the other Intourist guides helping him with learning Russian?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • It was one of the many of the Intourist hotels going back to before the revolution.

    Revolution Dallas McCord Reynolds

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