Circular note from Foreign Ministry, dated 22nd June, 1953, relaxes travel restrictions on diplomats and foreigners in USSR. Major changes are:
(a) Right of transit, but only transit, through Vladivostok and Nakhodka via trans-Siberian;
(b) With the exception of twenty kilometer zone along the border, travel is permitted to all the Ukraine except Western Oblasts, Crimea except Sebastopol, Feodosia and Kerch,
(c) On the Volga and the western coast of Caspian down to and including Baku;
(d) To all central Asian capitals plus south Kazakhstan, central Uzbekistan, central and east Turkmenistan;
(e) Most cities on the list, in accordance with 1952 restrictions, are now free except Omsk, Tomsk, Nobosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Jrkutsk, Yenissei way and Taimir Okrug;
2. Minor changes are made within Moscow Oblast compared with 1952 restrictions but automobile travelling is permitted on three Chaussees to Oblast limits with the right to stop in Klin and Zagorsk. Forty kilometer limit still applies and notification is required to go beyond as previously.
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