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For the discriminating traveler interested in art, music, and history, Tour Designs is offering ''The Russian Collection,'' special 10-day tours to the USSR , focusing on the splendor of imperial Russia. Travelers will visit Moscow, Bladimir, Suzdal, and Leningrad to see the fabulous art collections of the czars , exquisite handicrafts such as those by Faberge and the Palekh lacquerware boxes; unusual Russian icons; and ballet and opera performances. These all-inclusive, fully escorted tours depart regularly from New York: Prices start at $1,499 per person, based on double occupancy. For brochures and reservations contact Tour Designs, 713 Sixth Street, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.

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