Russian University Degrees on Western Scales. Defining the issue.
by Andrei V. Pomyalov
It is very little known in the West that the study process in Russian universities is 2 to 3 times more intense than in Western universities so that within 4 years of study Russian students manage to acquire volume of knowledge and skills equal to some 10 years of study in Western university. Today this fact can be easily discovered, yet it remains largely unknown –both in Russia and in the West