Travel Notes from Sochi, USSR

Conversation with Anna: Socchi, Sept. 18th

10 year education from 7 to 17

5 years university or institute for a profession, law, engineer,


6 years University for a doctor, then three years to state

before you can continue higher.

After: 7 years school (14 years of age) a student can

enter 3 or 4 years Technical school and may pass

an examination and get into two year university

Nurse has 7 year school plus 2 or 3 years training

Must be sent by Dr. to Socchi

70% paid by trade union but there is an extra fund contributed

by the director of factory from which, if needed,

all expenses can be paid. Director can support hospital

in part, support nursery, camps, kindergarten for special

gifts, though main support is from the trade union.

State builds the buildings and gardens, etc., and unions

pay the running expenses.

(building in which we stayed in Socchi was built in 1953)