Education: Fists Across the Sea

By the book, U.S. and Soviet student delegations making exchange visits arrive bearing bread-and-butter gifts of good will, depart carrying valises loaded with understanding. Last week a squad of aging Russian students who returned to Moscow after a month in the U.S. showed at a press conference that what they understand best is the cold war. They paid brief respects to the hospitality and friendliness of the Americans, then found fault with almost everything in the country they had visited except its mattresses. Some of their objections:

¶ Youth Group Bureaucrat Yevgeni Bugrov, 35, the delegation's deputy chairman, reported that "a whole...

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