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Moscow U


13 minutes - English

It is as close an American can get to living the Soviet dream.
The dormitories at Lomonosov Moscow State University may be bugged. The language used around them is foreign. But U.S. students on exchange at the prestigious Russian university have a distinct advantage over their Soviet classmates.
They can eat fresh meat and vegetables for dinner every evening.
The Russian students must make due with the university cafeteria. Otherwise, all of the students sleep in the same sized rooms. They attend the same courses. They work extremely hard, since the school represents the pinnacle of Soviet education.
60 Minutes visited 'Moscow U' to see what it's like to be an American living and studying at Russia's best university.


Anne de Boismilon


Diane Sawyer

First broadcast

CBS News, 60 Minutes