Education: Coexistence English

The Kremlin is apparently worried about too much exposure to Western ways. First came the spy phobia, designed to discourage too much fraternizing with the waves of Western tourists to Russia. Now comes a Soviet fear that even in the process of learning English, Russian youngsters may be subtly corrupted. The result is reported in the current Columbia University Forum by Stephen Viederman, deputy chairman of the U.S.'s Inter-University Committee on Travel Grants. Where Russia's English texts once merely gushed over the joys of Soviet life, they have now been revised to ensure that students get high Marx by mastering such...

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