Stranded flagship. 50 years of People's Friendship University in Moscow
Title: Stranded flagship. 50 years of People's Friendship University in Moscow
Author: RUPPRECHT, Tobias
Citation: Osteuropa, 2010, 60, 1, 95-114
The Peoples' Friendship University in Moscow celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2010. This showpiece of Soviet internationalism cultivated the ideal of being ideologically neutral & rendering pure development assistance. Students from Asia, Africa, & Latin America received generous full scholarships & were then to form a new, pro-Soviet elite in their home countries. The largely positive experiences of the students were confronted by the oft heard suspicion that the university was a training ground for future Communist cadres & an incubator for revolutionaries, something that could never be proven, however. The upheaval of the political system in Russia was accompanied by a massive in-crease in racially motivated attacks & created new conflicts. Adapted from the source document.
Subject: Political history; Universities; Socialism; Foreign students; Revolutionaries; Political systems; Racism; Higher education; U.S.S.R.; Russian Federation
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