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February 16, 1993 | BETH KNOBEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It used to drill its students on the principles of Marxism-Leninism. Now it plans to offer a master of business administration degree. During the Cold War, it was rumored to be a training ground for terrorists and pro-Communist revolutionaries. Now it trains budding capitalists who run small businesses to supplement their inadequate stipends. It used to bring students from the developing world to its Moscow campus for a free college education, courtesy of the Soviet government.
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August 27, 1995 | ANGELA CHARLTON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When Domingo Co arrived in 1987, he entered a fully subsidized student world teeming with thousands of other Africans and fantasized about his fabulous academic future. Eight years later, he's broke, he's the only African student left in his department and he dreams about nothing but his plane ticket back to Guinea this summer. The collapse of communism and the economic turbulence that followed hit many Russians hard.
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