Education: Free Ride in Moscow

The birdlike Ceylonese student, his black eyes magnified by big horn-rimmed spectacles, explained why he had come to Moscow: "My father is a government clerk, and with six others in the family, he couldn't afford to send me to the university at home. Here at Friendship University, I not only get a monthly stipend but can even save half of it. Not bad for a start, eh?'' The Ceylonese continued: "It's a good thing the Socialists back home won the last election. If the pro-American party had won, they wouldn't have allowed us to...

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